Notes from November 30-December 4
Notes from November 30-December 4 POL 120-01
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November 30 2015 Construction of the EU 28 Member states supranational institution first started off at ECSCEuropean Cold and Steel Community 0 born after WW2 with only 6 member states 0 France Germany Italy Benelux 0 Designed to try and obtain peace Changes name to EEC European Economic Community EC European Community EU European Union To Join Accession 1 Democracy 2 Market economy capitalism 3 Acquis Communautaire What has been acquired by the EU before you must incorporate into their state Enlargement 0 Looking at number of member states in the EU enlarging Deepening 0 Doing more and more in more areas evolving 0 Direct and indirect ways I Direct EU or member states decide to expand what EU does I Spilloverindirect deepening in one area can lead to problems in another area that need to be fixed by the EU Variable geometry 0 Not wanting to be a full member don t want Schengen Agreement 0 Spain Canada Asymmetric Federalism Maximalist View 0 Continue to evolve and eventually will become the United States of Europe I Strong federal gov I Superpower designed as a counterpart to the US or Soviet Union I 510 million peoplebigger than US I 25 of world GDP I 17 of world GDP when using PPP I common foreign and security policy United Nations Model 0 EU is seen as a useful instrument for and controlled by the member states 0 Less about federalism more about inter govemmentalism December 2 2015 European Union Breakdown Executive 0 European council 0 Heads of states of national governmentsPrime MinistersPresidents of Member States I Inter governmental bargaining I Council of the EU 0 Hold positions at national level 0 ECOFIN I National ministers of financeeconomy 0 Commission 0 In Brussels 0 28 members one for each country 0 Produces detailed proposals Legislature 0 European Parliament 0 Democratic deficit O Consultative 0 Second order election Judicial 0 EC EU Budget 3 0 Bulk of spending used on farm subsidies common agriculture policy and cohesion funds structural policy US Federal Gov 20 December 4 2015 Financial Crisis 0 Single currency works in the US but not in Europe 0 Florida s financial crisis vs Greece 0 Florida has I Social security I Pension funds I Medicare I Disabilityfood stamps I Foreclosure program 0 Resources get transferred to states Without having to ask for votes 0 Independence 0 Institutions Greece unable to borrow in euros I Devaluation 39 Cannot print money 0 In ation 39 Set interest rates 0 Spillover 0 Purposeful Deepening 0 GoalsAchievements O Prosperity 0 Democracy 0 Peace 0 Free movement of people