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The Battle for Power in Europe: Will the Convention get it right? EPIN Working Paper No. 4, February 2003

Hughes, Kirsty. (2003) The Battle for Power in Europe: Will the Convention get it right? EPIN Working Paper No. 4, February 2003. [Working Paper]

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    [From the Executive Summary]. As it enters the final phase of its work, the jury is still out as to how well – or whether – the Convention will answer the three big Laeken challenges: to bring the EU closer to the European public; to create an effective political structure and operation for the enlarged EU; and to give the EU a genuine global role. The Convention has made considerable achievements in its work already and has developed a strong, if complex, political dynamic. But it is the big institutional decisions which will impact most strongly on both efficiency and democracy in the enlarged EU. In foreign policy, the results so far have been weak and further progress will depend partly on institutional change but also, as ever, on the presence or absence of real political will. So far the Convention has also not been either successful or very active in engaging the wider public who remain in general unaware of the work of the Convention.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > common foreign & security policy 1993--European Global Strategy
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > European Convention
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > EPIN Working Papers
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2004
    Number of Pages: 23
    Last Modified: 02 Nov 2013 22:22

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