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  History of the European Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
In Britain the group known as Federal Union was launched in November 1938, and began advocating a Federal Union of Europe as a post-war aim.
The European Union grew out of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), which was founded in 1951, by the six founding members: Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg (the Benelux countries) and West Germany, France and Italy.
On the side of the European Union it was partly motivated by a desire to reunite Europe after the end of the Cold War, and an effort to tie Eastern Europe firmly to the West in order to prevent it falling again into communism or dictatorship.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_the_European_Union   (4206 words)

 European Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Supporters of the European Union argue that the growth of the EU is a force for peace and democracy.
The European Communities are one of the three pillars of the European Union, being both the most important pillar and the only one to operate primarily through supranational institutions.
The European Council published estimations on 17 November 2005 that the economy of the European Union will have grown approximately 1.5% in 2005 (1.3% in the eurozone), and 2.3% 2006 (2.1% in the eurozone) surpassing earlier growth predictions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Union   (6126 words)

 The history of the European Union
In 1998 the European Union is a monument to the dedication of the early pioneers.
The Union is an advanced form of multisectoral integration, its competence extending to the economy, industry, politics, citizens' rights and foreign policy of its fifteen member States.
The European Union, negotiating as a bloc, endeavoured throughout to put its stamp on the negotiations and to have its interests prevail.
liceum13.w.interia.pl /unia_ang/history.htm   (2769 words)

 WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources--European Union
European Documentation Centre-- At the University of Mannheim, part of a network set up by the European Commission to offer "access to official documents and publications of the EU institutions in printed or electronic version." Much information about the EU and many of its full-text electronic documents are accessible on or through this site.
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.
www.etown.edu /vl/eurunion.html   (2164 words)

 EUROPA - The EU at a glance - The History of the European Union - 1994   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
A referendum is held in Austria, the majority is in favour of accession to the European Union.
A referendum is held in Finland, the majority is in favour of accession to the European Union.
A referendum is held in Sweden, the majority is in favour of accession to the European Union.
europa.eu.int /abc/history/1994/index_en.htm   (667 words)

 European Life story @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The European Union, the successor to the European Community, has enlarged from 6 original members to 25 now.
Important animals that live in European seas are zooplankton, molluscs, echinoderms, different crayfish, squids and octopuses, fish, dolphins, and whales.
Population and area details include European portion only: Netherlands and two entities outside Europe (Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles, in the Caribbean) constitute the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/European   (2829 words)

 European Union
At the European Summit in Laeken, Belgium, in December 2001, the heads of state agreed on a declaration on "The Future of the European Union".
The consideration of a parallel between the European Union and Walden or equivalent projects is not grounded on utopian elements.
The Union may be understood as a transnational, a supranational or even as a postnational democratic structure, but the place of that determination in a global context is not determined by any of the three.
www.wordtrade.com /society/politics/europeanunionR.htm   (4857 words)

 Biographies - The history of the European Union and European Citizenship
As a Socialist candidate, he was elected to the European Parliament in 1979 and appointed chairman of the Monetary Affairs Committee.
Mitterrand was thus a leading proponent of the Treaty on European Union (1991), which provided for a centralised European banking system, a common currency, and a unified foreign policy.
However, it marked the entrance of the European Parliament onto the European scene as a new political actor in the process of democratising the Community's institutions.
www.historiasiglo20.org /europe/biografias.htm   (3428 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.
The European Union welcomed ten new countries in 2004: Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
europa.eu.int /abc/history/index_en.htm   (879 words)

 History of the European Union - From Jean Monnet to the Euro
History of the European Union - From Jean Monnet to the Euro
The scholarship focuses upon Monnet’s life, personality, and legacy, the development of social policy within the European Union (EU), the economic and national security implications of the EU, and the continuation of an American presence in Europe through the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Joan Hoff is the author of Nixon Reconsidered, former editor of Presidential Studies Quarterly, and director of the Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University.
www.ohiou.edu /oupress/europeanunion.htm   (260 words)

 EUROPA - The EU at a glance - The History of the European Union - 1990   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
EUROPA - The EU at a glance - The History of the European Union - 1990
The European Court of Justice declares that a national legislation refusing access to any advertisment that is legally available in the country of purchase, is contrary to the "freedom of movement of goods" principle.
The European Court of Justice rules that the European Parliament can be referred to the Court of Justice by other institutions and that other institutions can be referred to the Court of Justice by the European Parliament if they call into question institutional equilibrium.
europa.eu /abc/history/1990/index_en.htm   (485 words)

 European Union Law - UofM Law School
The European Union (EU) is a supranational organization composed of many European countries that have decided to cooperate on a number of issues (economic, monetary, security, etc.) and adopt uniform laws.
The Council of the European Union (http://ue.eu.int/en/summ.htm), representing the Member States, acts on Commission proposals and is the final legislative authority.
The European Parliament (http://www.europarl.eu.int/home/default_en.htm) is composed of Representatives directly elected by the populations of the Member States.
www.law.umn.edu /library/tools/pathfinders/euguide.htm   (2642 words)

 EUROPA - The EU at a glance - The History of the European Union - 1972   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
EUROPA - The EU at a glance - The History of the European Union - 1972
Signature, by Denmark, Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom, of the Treaties of accession to the European Communities.
The European Social Fund (ESF), as reformed by the Council decision of February 1971, becomes operational.
europa.eu /abc/history/1972/index_en.htm   (468 words)

 European Union -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The European Union or the EU is an intergovernmental and supranational union of 25 European countries, known as member states.
The most important EU institutions are the Council of the European Union, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Court of Justice.
For example, in the United Kingdom one poll suggested that around 50% of the population are indifferent to the European Union.
www.aljazeera.com /me.asp?service_ID=10535   (1509 words)

 European History Guide to Research - Georgetown University Library
Medieval European history is included in the "Medieval Studies" guide.
Broad essays in the first volume explain the methods of social history, the sociohistorical periods into which modern Europe can be divided and the formative social and cultural influences in various regions or countries.
Most bibliographies on the history of a country are located in the stacks and can be identified using the catalog.
www.library.georgetown.edu /guides/eurohistory   (1684 words)

 Salvatore Lombardo: European Union/History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Discuss the factors that contributed to the acceleration of the process of European integration at the end of the 1980s.
Discuss the significance of the Treaty on European Union (Maastricht Treaty).
Discuss the problems that the Treaty on European Union encountered during the ratification process.
www.siena.edu /lombardo/neweb/europe/review/history.htm   (554 words)

 European Union Internet Resources
The Court of Justice of the European Communities ensures that EU legislation is interpreted and applied consistently across EU countries.
Together with the Council, it comprises the legislative branch of the institutions of the Union.
Mostly dormant European defense and security organization established by the Brussels treaty of 1948 and composed of states who are members of both NATO and the EU.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /doemoff/govinfo/intl/gov_eu.html   (1707 words)

 History: The Western European Union
It sees the WEU as the strengthening of the European pillar within the NATO Alliance, which the U.S. has been asking Europe to do for some time, but is very wary of the increasing strength of the European military forces and co-operation between EC countries.
While other European countries such as Austria and Sweden that have traditionally been neutral, have made applications to join the EC fully conscious of the move towards political and security union, they have indicated that they see no problem with this.
When considered if all of these states were to join the EC which enhances both political and security union then the Western European Union could one day stretch from Iceland in the North to Morocco in the south and from Dublin in the West even up to the very gates of Moscow itself.
www.cyberessays.com /History/115.htm   (3770 words)

 CNN Specials - Changing Face of Europe
The European Union, an economic and political alliance of 15 European states, is changing faster than at any other time in its 50-year history.
With 80,000 pages of treaties, regulations, directives and opinions, the EU's vast body of law has often been the subject of debate and rumour in the European press.
The European Union has embarked on a new phase of its existence, for the first time taking on a military role.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/2000/eurounion   (170 words)

 Homework Center -European history - Homework Center - Multnomah County Library
History of the Carolingians and Charlemagne's conquests, his government, and the cultural activity in Europe.
The German Historical Museum of Berlin recounts the history of the separation of east and west Germany, the Cold War, and the wall that separated families and friends for decades.
The BBC presents the history of the famine, poses the question whether the famine was really artificial, the role of politics in the famine and more.
www.multcolib.org /homework/eurohist.html   (2646 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | A timeline of the EU
The European Union of Federalists organises a Congress at The Hague in 1948 in the hope of drawing up a European constitution.
The treaty also introduces European citizenship giving Europeans the right to live and vote in elections in any EU country and launches European cooperation in foreign affairs security asylum and immigration.
Elections to the European parliament in June 2004 the sixth since European polls began in 1979 are held in 25 countries from Ireland to Cyprus and Malta to Finland.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/3583801.stm   (1756 words)

 Webquest - Jean Monnet's Life and European History
Jean Monnet was undoubtedly one of the main founders of the European Union.
The EEC, antecedent of the current European Union, was born in a historical context, the Cold War, in which Jean Monnet had to intervene.
The History of the European Union - A chronology from 1946 to 2002
www.historiasiglo20.org /pioneers/webquest.htm   (1059 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Great Deception: The Secret History of the European Union: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Everyone who is interested in the history of the European Union and the way Britain sees it will find this book very interesting and intellectually stimulating.
First of all, the book is rather prejudiced against the whole European 'project', which is after all not surprising given that one of the authors is a Sunday Telegraph columnist and the other is a professional critic of CAP.
Their somewhat parochial version of 'Europe' leads them to ridiculous and unrealistic conclusions, although that leaves one to wonder whether it is just a failure to grasp the true nature of the subject or a blatant wishful thinking.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0826471056   (1019 words)

 A History of the European Union and Great Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The heart of this was to create a single European currency so that Europe as an entity had a currency to challenge the international supremacy of the dollar.
This meant that we were part of the European Community and wanted to be a part of it, but not to participate in a single currency, therefore, maintaining the pound should we decide to do so.
British public opinion does not appear to support the Euro as the first month of its life draws to an end.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /history_of_the_european_union_.htm   (202 words)

 Researching the European Union
The European Union (EU) is an supranational organization currently composed of 25 European countries who have decided to cooperate on a number of issues (economic, monetary, security, etc.) and adopt uniform laws.
brief history of the European Union http://europa.eu.int/abc/index_en.htm and the
For more information, see Encyclopedia of the European Union (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000) [INTL REF JN30.E52 2000] and Europe: A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein (3rd ed., Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000) [INTL JN30.L43 2000].
www.ll.georgetown.edu /intl/guides/eu   (145 words)

 History of the European Union - European Union Quiz
History of the European Union - European Union Quiz
While debating over the expansion of the EU, let's look back upon the origins of this institution.
* The Benelux was the first treaty between European countries concerning free traffic of goods and persons.
www.funtrivia.com /quizdetails.cfm?id=47923   (94 words)

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