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17 May 2009
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A critical examination of the European Union's commitment and approach to promoting democracy and Human Rights in accession candidate countries and elsewhere in the world

Thesis - 10 pages - European union

The current image of European Union's democracy promotion is marred by the discrepancies of member states' attitude vis-à-vis the Chinese violation of the Human Rights. In contrast to most European countries, Great Britain and Germany have already claimed that they will not assist to the opening...

17 May 2009
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The future of the state in a global context: Is the European Union a super state?

Thesis - 12 pages - European union

The organization of the world has been changing for the past few decades. Besides the nation sates, a lot of different forms of organization have been coming up. The development of international relations has brought about the need for organizations which enable cooperation between the national...

17 May 2009
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Two years after: What has the eastern enlargement brought to the European Union?

Thesis - 4 pages - European union

“The future of Europe never appeared so dubious. Neither did some of its possible futures appear so promising” affirms Jean-Paul Fitoussi in his book devoted to the problems of the conflict between the national interests and the requirements of convergence in Europe1. In fact, for the...

17 May 2009
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The Commission white paper on a European communication policy, an analysis of the conceptual and political issues at stake

Thesis - 5 pages - European union

While it symbolized the failure of national politicians, the rejection of the Constitutional Treaty by the French and Dutch citizens in the referendum of Spring 2005 left the European establishment under the shock: it was evident that both the continuous strengthening of the European Parliament's...

16 May 2009
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European cultural identities: The agents of European consciousness and how successful have they been in engendering such consciousness

Thesis - 4 pages - European union

‘Being in Europe' and ‘Being a European' are two different things. It is fair to say that over the years a common space has been created in the economic, legal, and to a certain extent in political spheres. However, when we come to other realities (language, culture, religion, memories,...

11 May 2009
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The limits of the European neighborhood policy

Thesis - 6 pages - European union

After the last European enlargement on 1st May 2004, the European Union got new neighbors, mainly in the East but a few also in the Middle East. But the neighbors do not all have the same juridical status. For some of them inclusion is already on its way, like for Romania and Bulgaria who signed...

11 May 2009
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The European employment strategy

Thesis - 21 pages - European union

The European Union is the most accomplished multinational organization in the world. Since it's beginning in 1950, with the European Coal and Steel Community, the European Union has been integrating more and more, becoming a unique. The European Union was at first, based on economic performances....

07 May 2009
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How has European competition policy empowered the commission?

Thesis - 6 pages - European union

This question could appear really simple, and the first answer that comes is “yes of course”: with the introduction of European Competition Policy, the EU Commission has an extended power, and can now decide if a company respects competition laws in the Union or not. But this issue is...

07 May 2009
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The European neighborhood policy

Thesis - 5 pages - European union

In this essay I will deal with the European Neighborhood Policy, through a general overview of what this policy consists in. The most useful source that was used to elaborate on this subject is the website of the European Commission, which is one of the major players in the implementation of the...

07 May 2009
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The democratic deficit of the EU and the European political integration from a French perspective

Thesis - 14 pages - European union

The European construction has always evolved through crisis and this is probably due to its ambitious project and nature. However, it worked successfully until today because it has been occurring through a “step by step process”, to quote the Schuman Declaration. This neo-functionalist...

21 Jan 2009
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The European citizenship: A transnational challenge

Essay - 5 pages - European union

A citizen is “by definition a citizen among citizens of a country among countries. His rights and duties must be defined and limited, not only by those of his fellow citizens, but also by the boundaries of a territory [...]”. Hannah Arendt asserted thus, in 1968, that the concept of...

21 Jan 2009
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Democratizing Europe: On the quest for a common public space

Essay - 4 pages - European union

We all remember the rebuff of the constitution from France and the Nederland in spring 2005 and the further comments on the event. Many bet on an end of Europe. This refusal called into question Europe that was upset that stopped for a while. Of course, although this reject was not a good point...

21 Jan 2009
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The European union and the third world: The case of the EU-ASEAN relations

Essay - 7 pages - European union

The European Union is a growing and developing organization which is becoming more and more important. That's why its relations with other countries in a more and more globalized world are also moving. The EU relations with the developing world are as old as its creation but they have undoubtedly...

20 Jan 2009
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A Nordic identity in the European security structure?

Essay - 10 pages - European union

The 3rd and 4th December 1998, the President of French Republic Jacques Chirac and the British Prime Minister Tony Blair met in Saint Malo. Both maintained the necessity to give Europe the ability of autonomous action concerning security and defence. This statement comes within the framework of...

16 Jan 2009
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Integration of new countries in the European Union

Essay - 5 pages - European union

The story of Europe is still being written. The entrance of new countries, ten in 2004, two others in 2007, and the current question of opening Europe to Turkey, shows that the European Union is continuously evolving. From 1947 to 1989, the liberalist doctrine has been adopted by the Western part...

16 Jan 2009
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What are the most significant long-term external trends that will affect the role of the EU in 2020 to 2050?

Essay - 10 pages - European union

By 2025, Europe will represent only 6% of the world population, and its relative share of global wealth and trade will have shrunk. Contentious economic and welfare reforms as well as the integration of a growing migrant population will be among the key internal challenges for many EU Member...

16 Jan 2009
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The EU Lisbon agenda

Essay - 9 pages - European union

To make the European Union "the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-driven economy, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion ": that was the guideline, the “new strategic goal” of the principles EU's Head of States and...

16 Jan 2009
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The two equality directives of 2000: False-twins

Essay - 22 pages - European union

2007, the “European Year of Equal Opportunities for All” in the European Union ended a few months ago, stressing on the question of the current anti-discrimination law in the Union. This initiative of the Commission took place in a general movement of the European Union toward a better...

15 Jan 2009
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The strategy behind energy-related aspects of European neighborhood policy

Essay - 3 pages - European union

The paper notes that the EU will increasingly rely on energy supplies from neighboring countries. Needless to say that among the principles and motives of the ENP, energy has a major role since it is obvious neighboring countries have resources (oil and gas) the EU needs to secure. For instance...

15 Jan 2009
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A critical analysis of the EU legal framework dealing with illegal immigration

Essay - 5 pages - European union

Arousing the passions and the divisions, the migration is apprehended by some Europeans as a danger for the national identity and is approved by the others as a source of cultural diversity. Many forms of illegal immigration are observed. The migrants can enter a member states by land, air or...

15 Jan 2009
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The European Union and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Essay - 8 pages - European union

With the recent election of Mahmud Abbas as chairman of the Palestinian Authority and Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw Israeli troops and settlers from the Gaza strip, the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians appears to be at a crossroads, after years of severe strain on the so-called...

15 Jan 2009
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The completion of the wto free trade agenda will produce both winners and losers in the eu: to what extend do you agree? - published: 15/01/2009

Essay - 5 pages - European union

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an international body, the purpose of which is to promote free trade by persuading countries to abolish import tariffs and other barriers. It has little by little become closely associated with globalisation. The WTO is the only international institution...

15 Jan 2009
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Tallberg, J. (2003) 'The agenda-shaping powers of the EU Council Presidency'

Essay - 4 pages - European union

The Presidency of the European Union Council is an attribution that is not often analysed in the literature on EU decision-making. To put it briefly, the member state holding the Presidency of the Council for six months is in fact chairing the meetings of the European Council, meeting at least...

15 Jan 2009
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A history of the UE: Robert Schuman

Essay - 4 pages - European union

On May 9th, 1950, Robert Schuman, a French statesman and visionary European, gave a speech soon to be known as “the Schuman Declaration”. This event determined Europe's future and is considered as the birth of actual functional European integration; a “Europe Day” is even...

15 Jan 2009
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The European union's development policy toward Africa

Essay - 5 pages - European union

On December 8th and 9th 2007 the summit of African and European leaders has hold in Lisbon. It is the second ever Summit between heads of states and governments from EU and Africa after the Cairo Summit in 2000. The 52 countries of the African Union, the 27 European member states, and the...

15 Jan 2009
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The Lisbon treaty

Essay - 3 pages - European union

The 27 European leaders reached a deal on the new “Reform Treaty” during a two-day summit at Lisbon on October 18th and 19th 2007, ending more than two years of political crisis after the French and Dutch referenda. This agreement comes after a long and complex process of elaboration...

15 Jan 2009
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Polonsky M. J., Brito P. Q., Pinto J. and Higgs-Kleyn N. (2001). Consumer Ethics in the European Union: A comparison of northern and southern views

Essay - 3 pages - European union

Our article for seminar three is called Consumer Ethics in the European Union: a Comparison of Northern and Southern Views. It discusses the issue of a single European market and the cultural problems that occur in this growing “integrated” market. The authors have divided the European...

15 Jan 2009
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European integration theories

Essay - 4 pages - European union

There is an increasingly accepted agreement that the EU and the process of European integration are just too complex to be captured by a single theoretical approach. Hix holds to this point: “We do not have a general theory of American or German politics so why should there be a general...

15 Jan 2009
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Gender equality and employment in the European Union

Essay - 29 pages - European union

Gender equality is among the fundamental principles and the common values of the European Union. In the 2nd Article of the Treaty of the European Community, it is even mentioned as a “task” to perform for the Community, and again in Article 3(2) TEC. But two questions already appear:...

15 Jan 2009
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Nationalism and Regionalism in the era of the making of a common European identity

Essay - 5 pages - European union

The year 2000 will be and have already been pivotal for the European Union. Ten new countries became full members of the Union and Turkey is on his way to the membership. But the 2005 failure to make all the countries sign the project of European constitution asks legitimate questions about the...