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  Historical Archives of the European Union / CVCE - WWW-VL European Integration History - Index
European Integration is here understood as the process of political, economic and cultural integration and co-operation between various European countries in the 20th century - mainly in the period after 1945.
The European Integration History Index is a joint project between the European University Institutes Library, the Historical Archives of the European Union and the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe.
The European Integration History Index was maintained from November 1999 to May 2002 by Tobias Witschke, from June 2002 to September 2003 by Serge Noiret.
vlib.iue.it /hist-eur-integration/Index.html   (364 words)

  Encyclopedia: European integration
European integration is the process of political and economic (and in some cases social and cultural) integration of European states into a tighter bloc.
The main and most powerful body of European integration is the European Union, though other institutions like the Council of Europe also integrate their member states.
European Union The Enlargement of the European Union is the growth in size of the European Union, from the six founding member states in 1952, to the 25 current member states.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/European-integration   (395 words)

 MSN Encarta - European Union
It is the most recent in a series of European cooperative organizations that originated with the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) of 1951, which became the European Community (EC) in 1967.
In 1991 the governments of the 12 member states signed the Treaty on European Union (commonly called the Maastricht Treaty), which was then ratified by the national legislatures of all the member countries.
Some supporters of European political unity, such as the French statesman Jean Monnet, further believed that if the nations of Europe were to resume a dominant role in world affairs, they had to speak with one voice and command resources comparable to those of the United States.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579567/European_Union.html   (873 words)

Integration is the combination of diverse parts to make a whole, and international integration is the product of a process of convergence between the policies, procedures, institutions, commitments, and expectations of a number of different states and peoples.
European integration is not merely a means to utilitarian ends such as security or prosperity, but a cause, a form of ideology.
To analyse European integration exclusively in terms of bargaining among utility-maximizing states or individuals, European integration as a cooperative solution to nation-state problems, or as a forerunner of a `post-historical' global system, is to misunderstand this political commitment and miss the character of the European movement.
www.iss-eu.org /chaillot/chai03e.html   (13030 words)

 European Integration
The revitalization of the process of European integration in the mid- 1980s was a revitalization of the process of economic integration.
Furthermore European social (and regional) policies did not get off the ground and the EU is often considered merely to be a "Fortress", protecting the Western European farmers.
Thus the European Union is not "the political union of Europe", but an (important) economic community in Europe, which is expected to become an economic and monetary union at the turn of the century.
home.tiscali.nl /sylvester/iiii.html   (3623 words)

 Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Germany is at the forefront of European states seeking to advance the creation of a more unified and capable European political, defence and security apparatus.
Thanks to its central situation Germany has more neighbours than any other European country; these are Denmark in the north, Poland and the Czech Republic in the east, Austria and Switzerland in the south, France and Luxembourg in the south-west and Belgium and the Netherlands in the north-west.
Within the European Union, German is the most spoken language before English, French, Spanish and Italian.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Germany   (5317 words)

 WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources--European Union
European Anti-Poverty Network -- "An independent coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and groups involved in the fight against poverty and social exclusion in the Member States of the European Union," supported by the European Commission.
European Union Legal Research -- From the Harvard Law School Library, a thorough guide to research on all aspects of EU law, through all the relevant media.
Note the European Integration Current Contents, which provides searchable access to the tables of contents, and some abstracts, of scores of journals covering European integration research, in various languages.
www2.etown.edu /vl/eurunion.html   (2082 words)

 EUROPA - The EU at a glance - The History of the European Union
A number of European leaders became convinced that the only way to secure a lasting peace between their countries was to unite them economically and politically.
Originally, the members of the European Parliament were chosen by the national parliaments but in 1979 the first direct elections were held, allowing the citizens of the member states to vote for the candidate of their choice.
Economic and political integration between the member states of the European Union means that these countries have to take joint decisions on many matters.
europa.eu.int /abc/history/index_en.htm   (879 words)

 Full EU coverage | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
January 29: East European racists are giving new muscle to the continental far right by preying on the losers from the region's upheaval.
January 23: The European parliament today urged member states to investigate so-called rendition flights by the CIA, and condemned the UK for failing to cooperate properly with its inquiry into the matter.
January 16: The European commission yesterday warned of a fresh wave of tens of thousands of illegal migrants arriving on the beaches of southern Europe this summer and issued an appeal for help in curbing migration from sub-Saharan Africa.
www.guardian.co.uk /eu/0,7368,396838,00.html   (1702 words)

 Taylor & Francis Journals: Welcome
The journal publishes articles with a focus on European integration and an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary perspective, thus integrating politics, European political economy, law, history, and sociology.
European integration is understood as pan-European rather than as merely the EU, though the bulk of contributions might be devoted to the latter.
The main purpose of the journal is to serve a wide readership which implies that articles should be of a general rather than a specific or specialised nature.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/titles/07036337.asp   (232 words)

 European Integration
The European Union (EU) is a family of democratic European countries, committed to working together for peace and prosperity.
European integration has delivered more than half a century of stability, peace and economic prosperity.
Consolidated versions of the EU and the European Community Treaties are attached to it.
www.delidn.cec.eu.int /en/eu_guide/eu_guide_1.htm   (688 words)

 THE GLOBAL BEAT-EUROPEAN UNION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In terms of population, the European Union is larger than the United States and relatively well educated, but internal differences still make it difficult for Europeans to respond coherently to international crises.
European leaders are meeting to discuss defense, taxation, foreign policy, and constitutional reform.
The Western European Union is releasing this week a report-- " The United States and European Defense " -- that examines U.S. reactions to the European Union's plan for a common security and defense policy.
www.nyu.edu /globalbeat/emu.html   (2376 words)

 On European integration
European integration is a by-product of the internationalisation of the market economy.
Accelerating the integration process was made imperative by the growing internationalisation of the market economy and the intensifying competition with the other two parts of the Triad (North America and Far East).
Consequently, the European Union’s executive power has been confined to creating a homogeneous institutional framework that allows for unimpeded entrepreneurial activity, while, simultaneously, providing for some minimal guarantees (those compatible with the neoliberal consensus requirements) regarding the protection of the environment and the social space.
www.aigis.com /commentary/Takis/Euro.html   (3395 words)

The AEI is an electronic repository and archive for research materials on the topic of European integration and unification.
The AEI collects two types of materials: certain types of independently-produced research materials and official European Community/European Union documents - for more detail, see the Contents page.
European Union Center, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh
aei.pitt.edu   (202 words)

 European Integration Theory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This text offers a comprehensive overview of the content and development of major theoretical approaches to European integration, as well as critical assessment of current theoretical debates, and an assessment of their value in conducting empirical research.
It is written in a version of English not accessible to the educated reader due to the use of neologisms, poly sci jargon and unexplained abbreviations.
It is useful strictly for the "in crowd" in the field of European Integration, but useless for the student or interested reader.
www.limotransportation.info /books-plain/0199252483.html   (474 words)

 EUROPA - Education and Training - Jean Monnet Action - Understanding European Integration
In universities throughout the world, the goal is to give greater visibility, at both international and national levels, to scientific resources and academic activities in the field of European integration and European Union developments.
In the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme, the term European integration studies is taken to mean the study of the construction of the European Community which led to the European Union in all its aspects.
Support major institutions active in the study of European integration (such as the College of Europe, the European University Institute, the European Institute of Public Administration, the Academy of European Law and the Centre International de Formation Européenne).
ec.europa.eu /education/programmes/ajm/index_en.html   (918 words)

 Oxford Scholarship Online: European Integration After Amsterdam
Abstract: European integration is at a turning point with implications for all member states and their citizens.
A group of leading scholars argues that the shift towards constitutional issues is rooted not only in the issues on the European level but also in shifting models of political and economic organization in the member states.
Paradoxically, however, this push towards integration is accompanied by a number of institutional changes and political decisions, which challenge the picture of ongoing integration and indicate a shift towards a new pluralism in the Euro-polity.
www.oxfordscholarship.com /oso/public/content/politicalscience/0198296401/toc.html   (526 words)

 European Integration Current Contents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
European Integration Current Contents provides access to the tables of contents of journals relevant in European Integration research - law, human rights, economics, history and political sciences.
On a biweekly and monthly basis we publish the tables of contents of journals newly arrived at the European University Institute (EUI) and NYU School of Law libraries.
For most journals we also provide a cumulative set of tables of content covering issues since the beginning of '98 for those interested in developments over the last years.
www.jeanmonnetprogram.org /TOC/index.php   (148 words)

 European Union
By the Office of Press and Public Affairs of the Delegation of the European Commission in Washington, DC.
The formerly Bulletin of the European Communities is useful for tracking the legislative process and gathering citations to documents.
It includes the full text of legislation published in the Official Journal of the European Communities in the L Series and the citations to information in the C Series.
www.law.nyu.edu /library/foreign_intl/european.html   (1083 words)

 European Economic Integration - Miroslav N. Jovanovic - Microsoft Reader eBook
The question of European economic integration has long been a source of intense debate and controversy.
In this text Miroslav Jovanovic argues that economic integration in Europe is not a lost cause and provides a thorough analysis of the complex issues involved.
All the main policy areas are examined in detail, with the political and legal dimensions of European Union involvement and issues such as competition highlighted.
www.ebookmall.com /ebook/70413-ebook.htm   (534 words)

 DRAFT SYLLABUS - EU CLASS (PS 327)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It reviews the milestones of European construction in historical perspective, but also offers different theoretical perspectives to explain the path and outcome of European integration.
Finally, the course investigates five key issues facing the EU in the late 1990s: the challenge of the Euro and its socio-economic consequences, regulatory and distributive questions (including agriculture and social debates), the democratic deficit, the challenge of enlargement to the East, and the challenge of a common foreign policy.
The research paper is your chance to deepen one aspect of the EU integration that you are particularly interested in.
www.politics.ubc.ca /tiberg/syllabus.htm   (2301 words)

 Republic of Moldova - European Integration aspirations
The current relations between the Republic of Moldova and the European Union (EU) are defined by the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) signed on November 28, 1994 and in force since July 1, 1998.
The relations of the Republic of Moldova with the EU should be regarded in the context of recent evolution in the South-Eastern Europe and on the whole European continent, the EU facing at present the most considerable enlargement in its history.
In December 1997, at the Luxembourg European Council the decision was taken to start accession negotiations with six European countries.
www.fortunecity.com /meltingpot/quarry/1053/index-eu.html   (471 words)

 boys historical clothing: European integration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It was movement toward European integration after the War that finally ended the conflict.
The European Union is far more than an economic community, but the question the EU now faces is the extent to which people with such diverse cultures and languages can move beyond economic integration to political integration.
European wars until the French Revolution were wars between dynasties which often reigned over multi-national territories.
histclo.hispeed.com /eco/mod/eco-eu.html   (1058 words)

The European Comission's Delegation to Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus
European integration - Trias politica: the institutions of the European Union
William J. Davey* One of the principal goals of this journal is to evaluate the impact...
old.europexxi.kiev.ua /english/links/001.html   (1190 words)

 European Integration Current Contents
European Integration Current Contents provides access to the tables of contents of journals relevant in European Integration research - law, human rights, economics, history and political sciences.
On a biweekly and monthly basis we publish the tables of contents of journals newly arrived at the European University Institute (EUI) and NYU School of Law libraries.
This service started in spring '99 as the Jean Monnet Table of Contents Service, mainly covering European Integration journals in the areas of law and human rights.
centers.law.nyu.edu /jmtoc/index.cfm   (148 words)

 Global-Investor Bookshop : European Integration by Jacques Pelkmans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
European Integration: Methods and Economic Analysis combines economic analysis of integration with a detailed knowledge of the integration methods employed in the European Union.
The analysis of economic integration includes questions such as how to design proper regulatory and policy frameworks for various intensities of economic integration and the assessment of the costs and benefits of alternative integration methods, proposed or applied within the EU.
The practical application of such analysis is demonstrated throughout the book both in the policy-oriented chapters and in a series of specially written case studies integrated into the text.
books.global-investor.com /books/20774.htm?ginPtrCode=00000   (174 words)

 Poland.pl - Web Directory - European Integration
The Delegation of the European Commission in Poland was established in 1990.
It is a permanent diplomatic mission with an office in Warsaw and it represents the European Commission - the executive body of the European Union.
The website on a three-year international project, financed by the European Comission, that aims at establishing the supranational programme of the European education for children of migrant workers.
www.poland.pl /directory/index,European_Integration,cid,642.htm   (265 words)

 EconPapers: European Integration online Papers (EIoP)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
National and European Understandings of Democracy: The Case of Austria and the EU
The paradoxical effects of institutional change for the legitimacy of European governance: the case of EU Social Policy
Europeanization and Domestic Parliamentary Adaptation — A Comparative Analysis of the Bundestag and the House of Commons
econpapers.repec.org /article/erpeiopxx   (779 words)

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