Reforming the European Union From Maastricht to Amsterdam
Analyses the likely future of the EU following next year's Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) which is likely to be even more significant for the future of Europe than the Maastricht Treaty. Since Maastricht it has become clear that future developments are less certain with regard to the EU and integration. The IGC will have to try and resolve tensions such as: "widening" Europe to include former communist countries whislt also trying to "deepen" Europe with increased political and economic integration; providing a framework which is acceptable to a core of countries (Benelux, Germany, France) who favour more integration and an early move to monetary union with countries such as the UK, which does not.
PART ONE: INSTITUTIONAL REFORM 1. The Council 2. The European Commission 3. The European Parliament 4. The European Court of Justice
PART TWO: POLICY DEVELOPMENTS 5. European Monetary Union: One Money, One Europe? 6. The Paradox of Social Dimension 7. The Regions and Amsterdam: Whatever Happended to the Third Level? 8. An 'Area of Freedom, Justice and Security': Progress and Deficits in Justice and Home Affairs 9. Common Foreign and Security Policy and Defence: A Lost Opportunity?
PART THREE: THE UNION AND ITS CITIZENS 10. The Place of the Citizen in the European Constitution. 11. Flexibility and Closer Cooperation: Evolution or Entrophy 12. Defining a Constitution for the European Union