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Towards Europe 2007. Identity, Institution-Building and the Constitution of Europe. ZEI Discussion Papers: 2001, C 85

Kühnhardt, Ludger (2001) Towards Europe 2007. Identity, Institution-Building and the Constitution of Europe. ZEI Discussion Papers: 2001, C 85. [Discussion Paper]

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    From the Introduction. The results of Nice open the way for the beginning of EU Enlargement after the ratification of the Treaty of Nice, which means as early as 2003. This result proves that "deepening" and "widening" of the European Union remain intrinsically related, as has always been the case since the founding of the European Economic Community in 1957. The process of institution building in the European Union has certainly not come to a close. The leftovers of Nice are difficult enough. The Nice decisions have only shown the need for further and substantial institutional reforms in the European Union. In fact, the EU is forced to link a continuous commitment to its constitution-building with the rapidly approaching enlargement to Central and Eastern European countries – better: the anchoring of post-communist reform countries in the West. Further institutional adaptations and a definite enlargement towards Central and Eastern Europe force the EU to find ways and means to efficiently work with 27 or even more Union States and to make the EU capable of playing its role in the world of the twenty-first century.

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    Item Type: Discussion Paper
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Deepening and widening; future of Europe.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > Nice Treaty
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > general
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > Constitution for Europe
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
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    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > University of Bonn, Center for European Integration Studies > ZEI Discussion Papers
    Depositing User: Peter Zervakis
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2003
    Page Range: p. 48
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:14
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/213

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