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After Vienna: dimensions of the relationship between the European Union and the Latin America-Caribbean region.

Casas-Grangea, Angel M. and Cieslik, Thomas and Chanona, Alejandro. and Domínguez, Roberto and Grenade, Wendy C. and de Oliveira, Marcos Aurelio Guedes and Roy, Joaquín. and Rueda-Junquera, Fernando. and Sberro, Stephan (2007) After Vienna: dimensions of the relationship between the European Union and the Latin America-Caribbean region. Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, Miami, FL.

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    Abstract

    Regional integration is one of the most effective mechanisms of cooperation among sovereign states to contribute to the welfare of their citizens and to diminish the chances of conflicts. The European Union has been until now the pioneer and undisputed leader in this respect. Since its inception in the 1950s, right after the Schuman Declaration that set in motion the innovative idea proposed by Jean Monnet of sharing the coal and steel industries, Europe has offered a useful model. Strengthened by the Treaty of Rome signed in 1957 (exactly half a century ago), this bold entity was later transformed into the European Union by the Maastricht Treaty. Having accomplished its central mission (“to make war unthinkable and materially impossible”), the EU currently faces challenges of expansion and presents doubts about its process of deepening its pooled sovereignty. Among all of the regions of the world, Latin America and the Caribbean have been fertile grounds for the adaptation of the original European idea. It is for this reason that this volume is dedicated to the study of this effort. It also examines the balance of this special Trans-Atlantic relationship, as experienced in the summits periodically held between the two regions and expressed in the crafting of the Strategic Partnership. The new Central America Common Market, CARICOM, the Andean Community and MERCOSUR are the specific objects of individual analysis.

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    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > regionalism, international
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Latin America
    EU policies and themes > External relations > international trade
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
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    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2011 13:34
    Number of Pages: 156
    Last Modified: 21 Sep 2011 13:34
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/32486

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