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01 Jan 2011

Right of establishment in the European Community

Thesis - 6 pages - European union

Article 43 states that restrictions on freedom of establishment of citizens of a Member State shall be prohibited. The community should eliminate domestic measures that were likely to impede the free movement of its citizens. It was done gradually. The Council enabled the effectiveness of this...

13 Dec 2010

Should turkey join the European Union?

Thesis - 4 pages - European union

Many people believe that the debate regarding Turkey's adhesion to the European Union (EU) is modern and recent; it actually goes back quite a long time. As a matter of fact, it dates back to the 1960s; the issue was raised in 1963, when Turkey signed a customs union with the E.U. This...

18 Nov 2010

EU and the 21st century challenges: Energy and environment

Thesis - 6 pages - European union

Stavros Dimas, Commissioner for Environment opined that though in recent times, Europe has made considerable progress in cleaning the air that we breathe; air pollution remains a serious problem and continues to damage our health and the environment. The results of a poll published in...

12 Nov 2010

Is the EU successful in its attempt to create a 'security community' with its neighbors through the elaboration of the European Neighborhood Policy?

Thesis - 6 pages - European union

The aim of this paper is to assess whether or not the EU is efficient in its attempt to build a security community with its neighbors through the implementation of the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP). In order to do so, I will first demonstrate that the EU and its neighbors share, to a certain...

24 Aug 2010

Financing the European Union (EU)

Thesis - 5 pages - European union

The first twenty years of the Community financial system have been marked by several important developments: The movement toward unification: Since the unification the various fiscal budgets created from the ECSC Treaty in 1951 have gradually been merged. In 1975, there were only two fiscal...

23 Aug 2010

The EU budget (2007)

Thesis - 4 pages - European union

From the financial perspective, the EU budget in May 2006 confirmed that the revenue through commitment appropriations would amount to 120 billion for 2007 i.e. 1.1% of GNP per capita. In commitment appropriations, or 1.1% of GNP of the EU. This budget is low compared to the national...

12 Jul 2010

European issues since 1989

Thesis - 6 pages - European union

Europe has been an economic, commercial and financial power since the 11th century (middle Ages). At that time it boasted of two major shopping centers run by the “Flanders” in Northern Germany and Northern Italy. • The discovery of America in the late 15th century and the...

21 Jun 2010

The expansion of the European Union

Thesis - 5 pages - European union

Over a period of time, the European Union had bifurcated into two groups. Trade between the East and West was minimal, and the accession of Eastern European countries was out of question. The sudden disappearance of the Iron Curtain created a need for exchange of goods and helped the...

24 Mar 2010

The evolution of the European Community / Union over the last 50 years

Thesis - 5 pages - European union

Fifty years after the Treaties of Rome (1957), the European Union has deeply evolved. From a regional economic cooperation, it has become a major international actor looking for re-launching its Constitutional process. If the European cooperation was a revolutionary concept after more than a...

30 Nov 2009

A review on fall of communism in Europe

Thesis - 4 pages - European union

The year 1989 saw the demise of communism in Europe. This impacted the world politics to a great extent. Prior to 1989 there had always been much speculation concerning the future of the communist states, but it had always been misleading. Through all these predictions however, two stood out....

24 Nov 2009

A critical examination of European Union's economic policy

Thesis - 12 pages - European union

The EU's trading policy towards the rest of the world is called the Common Commercial Policy and is established under Articles 100-116 of the Treaty of Rome (Title IX Articles 131-134 of the Consolidated Treaty). “By establishing a customs union between themselves Member States aim to...

17 May 2009

The European Union (EU) and Mercosur

Thesis - 4 pages - European union

“The objectives of this Agreement shall be to strengthen the existing relations between the Parties and to prepare conditions enabling an interregional association to be created. To these ends, the Agreement covers trade and economic matters, cooperation regarding integration and other...

17 May 2009

Should we stick to the stability and growth Pact?

Thesis - 4 pages - European union

The Stability and Growth Pact is an essential element of the European Monetary Union and has been often criticized. One of the sharpest and most violent attacks came from the President of the European Commission, which is supposed to be the watchdog of the Treaties and laws, Romano Prodi who...

17 May 2009

The completion of the WTO free trade agenda will produce both winners and losers in the EU: To what extend do you agree?

Thesis - 5 pages - European union

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an international body whose purpose is to promote free trade by persuading countries to abolish import tariffs and other barriers. As such, it has become closely associated with globalization. The WTO is the only international agency overseeing the rules of...

17 May 2009

How does the European Commission foster the integration of the energy market?

Thesis - 5 pages - European union

The European Union (UE) proves to be an efficient exporting actor for the goods and services market. However, its capital account remains negative in the energy market. UE's growing dependency on gas and electricity suppliers is becoming an economic and strategic weakness for the business...

17 May 2009

Can the European parliament ever break out of the cycle of failing public interests and legitimacy?

Thesis - 5 pages - European union

In one of his speeches, Pat Cox, the President of the European Parliament said ‘Turnout across Europe [in 1999] was higher than in the last US Presidential Elections, and I do not hear people questioning the legitimacy of the presidency of the United States.'. Since 1979, indeed, the...

17 May 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

13 Jan 2009

Politics of the European Union

Thesis - 12 pages - European union

Since its foundation in the late 1950's, the European Union has seen its membership growing from 6 to 27 countries in 2007, with the accession of Bulgaria and Romania. The process might not stop at this point, as other countries such as West Balkans, Turkey, and eastern countries (former parts of...

13 Jan 2009

Has European integration contributed to save or to undermine the nation state?

Thesis - 4 pages - European union

In 1882 Ernest Renan declared: “a Nation is a soul, a spiritual principle. Two things, which, in truth, are really one, constitute this soul, this spiritual principle. One is in the past, the other in the present. One is the possession in common of a rich legacy of memories, the other is the...

13 Jan 2009

Have we reached the limits of the EU enlargement?

Thesis - 8 pages - European union

In the light of the massive 2004 European Union (EU) enlargement and the current one of Bulgaria and Romania, the question of whether the EU is reaching the limits of its enlargement shows all its relevance. In fact, since the moment the European integration process was launched, it has welcomed...

13 Jan 2009

The Committee of the Regions

Thesis - 3 pages - European union

The construction of the European Union is, and has always been done by states. Since the Maastricht treaty however, sub national authorities have an official advisory body from which they can influence the making of the European policy: the Committee of the regions. This committee is made of 317...

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