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Title: Committees and special interests
Abstract
Some committees convene behind closed doors while others publicly discuss issues and make their decisions. This paper studies the role of open and closed committee decision making in presence of external influence. We show that restricting the information of interest groups may reduce the bias towards special interest politics. Moreover, there are cases where benefits from increasing the number of decision makers can only be reaped if the committee's sessions are not public. In open committees benefits from voting insincerely accrue not only when a decision maker's vote is pivotal. As the number of voters increases, the cost of voting insincerely declines in an open committee because the probability of being pivotal declines. This is not the case in a closed committee where costs and benefits of insincere voting only arise when a voter is pivotal. [Mike Felgenhauer ; Hans-Peter Grüner]
Author: Felgenhauer, Mike | Grüner, Hans Peter
Series Title: Working paper series / European Central Bank ; 293
Publisher: European Central Bank
Year: 2003
Language: en
Ressource: Einzelne Arbeitspapiere, Preprints
Keyword: VotingInterest groupTheory
Subject: European Community institutionsEconomic and growth policies
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Title: Bericht des Europäischen Amts für Betrugsbekämpfung
Title (other): Dritter Tätigkeitsbericht für das im Juni 2002 endende Jahr | Report of the European Anti Fraud Office | Third
Activity report for the year ending June 2002 | Rapport d´activité de l´Office Européen de Lutte Antifraud |
Troisième rapport d´activité pour l´année prenant fin en juin 2002
Abstract
Bericht des Europäischen Amts für Betrugsbekämpfung für das Jahr 2002. [Redaktion pp-guide]
Author (Corp. Body): Europäische Kommission / Europäisches Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung
Year: unknown
Language: en | de | fr
Ressource: Einzelne Parlamentaria und Reden
Keyword: fraudEUwhite-collar criminality
Subject: European Community institutions
Countries Scheme: Europe. General Resources
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Title: Bericht des Europäischen Amtes für Betrugsbekämpfung
Title (other): Vierter Tätigkeitsbericht für das im Juni 2003 endende Jahr | Report of the European Anti-Fraud Office | Fourth
Activity Report for the year ending June 2003 | Rapport de l´Office Européen de Lutte Anti-fraude | Quatrième rapport
d´activité relatif à l´année prenant fin en juin 2003
Abstract
Bericht des Europäischen Amtes für Betrugsbekämpfung für das Jahr 2003. [Redaktion pp-guide]
Author (Corp. Body): Europäische Kommission / Europäisches Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung
Year: unknown
Language: en | de | fr
Ressource: Einzelne Parlamentaria und Reden
Keyword: fraudEUcorruptionprosecutionwhite-collar criminality
Subject: European Community institutions
Countries Scheme: Europe. General Resources
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Title: Europäisches Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung - Bericht
Title (other): Tätigkeitsbericht 1. Juni 2000 - 31. Mai 2001 | Report of the European Anti Fraud Office | Activity report for the
period 1 June 2000 - 31 May 2001 | Rapport de l´Office européen de lutte antifraude | Rapport d´activités pour la
période 1 juin 2000 - 31 mai 2001
Author (Corp. Body): Europäische Kommission / Europäisches Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung
Year: unknown
Language: en | de | fr
Ressource: Einzelne Parlamentaria und Reden
Subject: European Community institutions
Countries Scheme: Europe. General Resources
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Title: Europäisches Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung (OLAF) - Bericht
Title (other): Erster Bericht über die operativen Tätigkeiten 1. Juni 1999 - 31. Mai 2000 | Report by the European Anti-Fraud Office
(OLAF) | First report on operational activities 1 June 1999 - 31 May 2000 | Premier rapport d´activité
opérationnelles 1er juin 1999 - 31 mai 2000 | Premier rapport d´activité opérationnelles 1er juin 1999 - 31 mai 2000
Author (Corp. Body): Europäische Kommission / Europäisches Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung
Year: 2000
Language: en | de | fr
Ressource: Einzelne Parlamentaria und Reden
Subject: European Community institutions
Countries Scheme: Europe. General Resources
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Title: OLAF-Überwachungsausschuss - Tätigkeitsbericht
Title (other): Juli 1999 - Juli 2000 | OLAF supervisory committee - Progress Report | July 1999 - July 2000 | Comité de Surveillance
de l´OLAF - Rapport d´Activité | Juillet 1999 - Juillet 2000
Author: Delmas-Marty, Mireille | Bruti-Liberati, Edmondo | Da Cunha Rodrigues, José Narciso | Kendall, Raymond | Noack, Harald
Contributer: Europäische Kommission / Europäisches Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung / Überwachungsausschuss
Year: 2000
Language: en | de | fr
Ressource: Einzelne Parlamentaria und Reden
Subject: European Community institutions
Countries Scheme: Europe. General Resources
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Title: OLAF-Überwachungsausschuss - Tätigkeitsbericht
Title (other): Juli 2000 - September 2001 | OLAF Supervisory Committee - report | July 2000 - september 2001 | Comité de Surveillance
de l´OLAF - rapport d´activité | Juillet 2000 - septembre 2001
Author: Delmas-Marty, Mireille | Kendall, Raymond | Bruti-Liberati, Edmondo | De Sousa, Alfredo José | Noack, Harald
Contributer: Europäische Kommission / Europäisches Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung / Überwachungsausschuss
Year: 2001
Language: en | de | fr
Ressource: Einzelne Parlamentaria und Reden
Subject: European Community institutions
Countries Scheme: Europe. General Resources
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Title: OLAF-Überwachungsausschuss - Tätigkeitsbericht
Title (other): September 2001 - Juni 2002 | OLAF Supervisory Committee - report | September 2001 - June 2002 | Comité de Surveillance
de l´OLAF - rapport d´activité | septembre 2001 - juin 2002
Author: Kendall, Raymond | Delmas-Marty, Mireille | Bruti-Liberati, Edmundo | De Sousa, Alfredo José | Noack, Harald
Contributer: Europäische Kommission / Europäisches Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung / Überwachungsausschuss
Year: 2002
Language: en | de | fr
Ressource: Einzelne Parlamentaria und Reden
Subject: European Community institutions
Countries Scheme: Europe. General Resources
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Title: Stellungnahme Nr. 2/03 zum Bericht der Kommission
Title (other): Bewertung der Tätigkeiten des Europäischen Amtes für Betrugsbekämpfung (OLAF) | Verordnung des Europäischen
Parlaments und des Rates (EG) Nr. 1073/99 und Verordnung (Euratom) Nr. 1074/99 (Artikel 15) | Opinion No 2/03
accompanying the Commission´s report | Evaluation of the activities of the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) |
Regulation (EC) No 1073/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Regulation (Euratom) No 1074/99
(Article 15) | Avis n° 2/03 accompagnant le rapport de la Commission | Evaluation des activités de l´Office européen
de lutte antifraud (OLAF) | Règlement du Parlement européen et du Conseil (CE) n° 1073/99 et du Conseil (Euratom) n°
1074/99 (article 15)
Author (Corp. Body): Europäische Kommission / Europäisches Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung / Überwachungsausschuss
Year: 2003
Language: en | de | fr
Ressource: Einzelne Parlamentaria und Reden
Subject: European Community institutions
Countries Scheme: Europe. General Resources
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Title: Balance of payments of the European Union Institutions
Series Title:Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat) - Working papers and studies
Author (Corp. Body): Europäische Kommission / Statistisches Amt | European Commission / Statistical Office (Eurostat)
Publisher: European Communities / Office for Official Publications | Amt für Amtliche Veröffentlichungen
Year: 2001
ISBN / ISSN / Kat.Nr: KS-AO-02-002-EN-N
Language: en
Ressource: Einzelne Arbeitspapiere, Preprints
Keyword: balance of payments
Subject: European Community institutionsMoney. FinancingData collection
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Title: European Neighbourhood Policy: Strategy or Placebo?
Abstract
The European Union now faces an existential dilemma in the apparent choice to be made between over-extending the enlargement process to the point of destroying its own governability, versus denying one of its founding values to be open to all European democracies and possibly generating negative effects from the exclusion of countries in its neighbourhood. The newly emerging European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) seeks a way out of the dilemma. This policy seems to pass through a familiar three-stage process for major EU initiatives: first the important idea enters political discourse, second the EU institutions take modest initial actions that are not up to the task and third, the EU accepts the need for credible action at a level commensurate with the challenge. The ENP has passed rapidly from the first to the second stage, with potential to move to the third stage, without it yet being clear whether the institutions will now go on to sufficiently develop their proposals. This issue presents itself as one of the most precise and significant challenges facing the new Commission presided by Mr Barroso. The new member states represent the EU's newest resource, which could greatly contribute to a successful ENP. [Urheber s. Copyright]
Author: Emerson, Michael
Series Title: CEPS Working Document; 215
Publisher: Centre for European Policy Studies
Year: 2004
ISBN / ISSN / Kat.Nr: 92-9079-537-9
Language: en
Ressource: Einzelne Berichte, Studien
Keyword: European CommissionEU expansioninstitutiongovernability
Subject: History of the European Communities. European ideaEuropean Community institutionsEuropean Community external relations
Countries Scheme: Europe. General Resources
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Title: Central and Eastern Europe in the 2004 European Parliament Elections
Title (other): A Not So European Event
Abstract
The first European Parliament elections in the new member states in Central and Eastern Europe demonstrated a profound paradox in terms of being a feedback process of European integration. At the elite level, the accession to the European Union has offered political parties and their leaders both new opportunities as well as a new set of issues with the emergence of a significant divide over the meanings of European integration. At the mass level, however, the first European Parliament elections were ignored by a vast majority of voters. This paper serves as a systematic analysis of the subject. Its objective is three-fold: to explain a lack of interest in the polls, to examine the domestic political dynamics leading to the elections and to consider the implications of the elections for the workings of the enlarged European Union. As for the prospects for European integration, it is important to note that one may no longer assume a supportive cross-party consensus in the new member states on the EU. Rather, popular antipathy towards the EU is expected to rise. [Urheber s. Copyright]
Author: Chan, Kenneth
Series Title: SEI Working Paper ; 81 | EPERN Working Paper ; 16
Publisher: Sussex European Institute | European Parties Elections and Referendums Network EPERN
Year: 2004
Language: en
Ressource: Einzelne Berichte, Studien
Keyword: EU expansionEuropean integrationEast Central Europeparliamentary election
Subject: European Community institutionsElections. Electoral law
Countries Scheme: EASTERN EUROPE
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Title: The Treaty of Nice and the distribution of votes in the Council - voting power consequences for the EU after the
oncoming enlargement
Abstract
The IGC 2000 had the objective to prepare the European Union for the enlargement. The aim of the present paper is to evaluate the Nice solution of the Council's decision-making rules from the perspective of the decision on the number of candidate countries which should join the EU in 2004, as proposed by the Brussels European Council in October 2002 and approved by the Copenhagen European Council in December 2002. The evaluation is based on the comparison of the Nice solution with all the relevant proposals, which were presented to the IGC 2000. The results bring an assessment of the voting power effect of both the Nice rules and the proposals. The reason for this comparison consists in the fact that these proposals represented the spectrum of approaches considered as plausible, during the last IGC and some of them much earlier. The 10 designated future EU members will be able to fully participate in the next IGC, where these proposals may be picked up again if the question of decision-making rules in the Council is reopened. The question of respective voting power consequences for the enlarged EU should be answered in this context. The evaluation of voting power consequences of individual solutions presented in this study leads to the conclusion that the distribution of voting power in the Council after the Union's enlargement to 25 members will be more even in terms of equitable representation of population of the member countries than most of other solutions proposed to the IGC. However, it is far from optimal as it disadvantages a group of smaller members to a greater degree than it disadvantages the most populous countries. Another conclusion is that the population criterion will not influence the voting power of member states after enlargement and would not be effective in any other dual weighted-majority solution. [Urheber s. Copyright]
Author: Plechanonova, Bela
Series Title: European Integration Online Papers; Vol. 7(2003),6
Publisher: Österreichische Gesellschaft für Europaforschung
Year: 2003
Language: en
Ressource: Einzelne Berichte, Studien
Keyword: EU expansionEuropean Council of Ministersmajority rulepolitical science
Subject: European Community institutionsParliamentPolitical science in general
Countries Scheme: Europe. General Resources
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Title: South-East Europe: Economic Performance, Perspectives and Policy Challenges
Abstract
The study presents an overview of the economic and social developments in the region in recent years. It focuses on a comparative perspective, using Greece as a benchmark for the region. Section II focuses on the basic economic and social facts and trends. Section III examines the quality of institutions in south-eastern European countries. Section IV looks at recent macro-economic developments. Section V discusses recent trade and foreign direct investment patterns and performance. The analysis identifies the following four main areas where policies should be pushed further to promote competitiveness, economic growth and stability in Southeast Europe: openness to trade and foreign direct investment; regional co-operation; strengthening governance; EU leadership. As in the case of the current EU accession countries, the prospect of future EU membership can play a decisive role in overcoming internal resistance to reform and facilitating institutional improvements. The EU should realise its responsibility for providing such a perspective and exerting leadership in the region, which otherwise could remain a weak and unstable part of Europe for too long. [Urheber s. Copyright]
Author: Traistaru, Iulia | Hagen, Jürgen von
Series Title: ZEI Working Paper; B03-16
Publisher: Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung
Year: 2003
Language: en
Ressource: Einzelne Berichte, Studien
Keyword: EU expansionsocial changeSoutheastern Europeeconomic development (on national level)
Subject: European Community institutionsEconomic and social development
Countries Scheme: Eastern Europe. General ResourcesSouthern Europe. General Resources
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Title: Elections to the European Parliament 2004:
Title (other): Voter attendance and significance to the Polish electorate and political landscape
Abstract
Polish politicians are increasingly often referring to the prospect of next year's elections to the European Parliament. Voters, however, are still unaware of the fact that these elections are to take place. Only 27% of Poles know that they will be choosing their representatives to the European Parliament in general elections. The European Parliament plays only a minor role in the present institutional makeup of the European Union. Elections to the European Parliament do not entail any obvious political consequences. As a result, the significance of these elections to Western European politicians and voters is only secondary to national parliamentary elections. As a rule, they only play the role of a 'barometer' of the national political landscape, providing information on voter preferences that may later be used in national elections. Therefore, low voter turnout can be primarily attributed to the absence of political consequences of European elections, rather than to the rejection of the European integration ideal. Studies conducted with reference to current EU member states suggest that the following factors promote higher voter turnout in elections to the European Parliament: compulsory voting, concurrent national parliamentary elections, perceived weakness of domestic institutions and overall support for the country's membership of the EU. In Poland, owing to a very low assessment of domestic institutions and hopes placed in democratic institutions of the EU, as well as the fact that elections to the European Parliament will be an interesting novelty to Polish voters, one may expect a relatively high turnout. If European and national parliamentary elections are held at the same time, then even the opposite of the situation in Western Europe may occur: elections to the European Parliament might 'prop up' voter turnout at national parliamentary elections. [Urheber s. Copyright]
Author: Falkowski, Mateusz
Series Title: Analyses & Opinions; 11
Publisher: Instytut Spraw Publicznych
Year: 2003
Language: en
Ressource: Einzelne Berichte, Studien
Keyword: EU expansionelection to the European ParliamentPolandvoting pattern
Subject: History of the European Communities. European ideaEuropean Community institutionsElections. Electoral law
Countries Scheme: Poland
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Title: Die Beitrittsverträge der EU - eine Bilanzierung
Abstract
This paper analyses the duties and rights that the Treaty of Accession allocates to the 10 new member states of the European Union on the basis of the common European law. Since the EU of the current 15 member states did not sufficiently adjust the European institutions, the structure of competencies and the common policies to the requirements of an enlarged Union, the enlargement will not be an economic success, it considers. The reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the structural policies will become even more difficult within the enlarged EU of 25 or more member states; the new member states will be net beneficiaries of the CAP and the structural funds, and as such will not favour reform. The paper considers that consumers will probably not win and that taxpayers in old member states will lose. The reserves for the payment liabilities that arise from the Treaty of Accession will amount to a total of up to u0080 543 billion for the EU of the current 15 member states, of which u0080 132 billion for Germany alone over the 30 years after enlargement (assuming an annual interest rate of 5%). The expenses of the enlarged Union will rise progressively over the next 25 years until EU subsidies per inhabitant in the new member states are as high as in the current member states. [Urheber s. Copyright]
Author: Dicke, Hugo
Series Title: Kiel Working Paper ; 1157
Publisher: Institut für Weltwirtschaft
Year: 2003
Language: de
Ressource: Einzelne Berichte, Studien
Keyword: Budgetary processjoining of the European UnionEU expansionintegration policydistribution of competence
Subject: History of the European Communities. European ideaEuropean Community institutionsEuropean Community budget and financial managementEuropean Community treaties and agreements
Countries Scheme: Europe. General Resources
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Title: Institutional Settlements for an Enlarged European Union
Abstract
The coming enlargement of the European Union is an opportunity and a challenge for taking decisions on a substantial reform of its institutional framework. After the negative experience of the past Intergovernmental Conferences leading to the Treaties of Amsterdam and Nice, the preparation of the forthcoming Intergovernmental Conference by the European Convention gives hope for a settlement which not only prepares the Union for its enlargement from 15 to 25 or more member states but also comes up with an entirely revised text of the existing treaties. Enlargement without substantial changes of its institutional architecture would lead to suicide of the European Union, contrary to the interests of both the current and the future member states. Instead of being inspired by a state model of political organisation, the constitution of the enlarged Union will be conceived following the principles of multilevel constitutionalism as a tool for the EU citizens to achieve their common goals, complementary to but not substituting the member states and their constitutions. [Urheber s. Copyright]
Author: Pernice, Ingolf
Series Title: WHI-Paper; 5/03
Publisher: Walter Hallstein Institut für Europäisches Verfassungsrecht
Year: 2003
Language: en
Ressource: Einzelne Berichte, Studien
Keyword: EU expansionEuropean institutioninstitutional change
Subject: History of the European Communities. European ideaEuropean Community institutions
Countries Scheme: Europe. General Resources
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Title: The position of small countries towards institutional reform: from tyranny of the small to directoire of the big?
Abstract
It seems that the smaller Member States should not be very happy with the draft Constitution presented at the Thessaloniki European Council with respect to the three major issues discussed - the permanent President of the European Council, the size and composition of the Commission and the election of the Commission President. The permanent Council chair, as suggested in the Praesidium proposal, will not be much of an asset to the small members nor to the EU as a whole. There are also strong arguments in favour of equal representation of Member States in the Commission rather than creating a two-tier system. With respect to the election of the Commission President, the stance of the small states is more divergent and seems to go more along pro-federalist versus inter-governmentalist patterns. Most small countries favour enhancing the democratic legitimacy of the Commission but the current proposal is not likely to enhance the democratic legitimacy of the President. If the smaller Member States want to achieve any significant shift forward in the power sharing mechanisms of the future Union of 25, they should advocate more ambitious and perhaps even more provocative proposals than they have done so far. The only chance for them is to prepare well for the upcoming Intergovernmental Conference. Given the current distribution of power, they should perhaps co-ordinate their positions as most of the points discussed are not issues where their interests would diverge dramatically. Otherwise the whole battle is likely to end up at the horse trading at the upcoming Intergovernmental Conference. If they do not succeed, they risk that the current "tyranny of the small" will become a "directoire" of the big. [Urheber s. Copyright]
Author: Kràl, David | Brinar, Irena | Almer, Josefin
Series Title: EPIN Working paper ; 6
Contributer: European Policy Institutes Network EPIN
Publisher: Centre for European Policy Studies
Year: 2003
ISBN / ISSN / Kat.Nr: 92-9079-445-3
Language: en
Ressource: Einzelne Berichte, Studien
Keyword: EU expansionseparation of powersbalance of powercodeterminationconstitution
Subject: History of the European Communities. European ideaEuropean Community institutionsEuropean Community law in general
Countries Scheme: Europe. General Resources
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Title: EU Enlargement and Power Asymmetries: Conditionality and the Commission's Role in Regionalisation in Central and Eastern
Europe
Abstract
Studies of EU conditionality assume a power asymmetry between the Commission and the CEECs over the adoption of the acquis, and at the macro level of democratisation and marketisation, rather than tracking clear causal relationships in policies. The article employs regional policy and regionalisation in the Central and Eastern European countries to challenge the 'conditionality model' and demonstrate its limitations. The research draws on interviews conducted with officials in the Commission and in Central and Eastern European countries delegations in Brussels to illustrate actor perceptions, and tracks policy differences within the Commission over time, to demonstrate and explain the weak impact of the Commission on regional policy and regionalisation in the Central and Eastern European countries. Inherent in the assumption that a power asymmetry characterises the enlargement process is the implication that it facilitates institutional convergence. The diverse pattern of regionalisation in the Central and Eastern European countries demonstrates the limitations to this notion of EU conditionality. Three key factors explain the divergence. Firstly, EU enlargement conditionality for the Central and Eastern European countries in the area of regional policy was implemented in a context of a spill-over of policy contestation within the Commission, where divisions over the regional policy reforms in 1988 and 1993 still resonated. Secondly, regional policy is a thin area of the acquis with sparse and ambiguous regulations. Thirdly, it is also an area under EU law where the national governments have a great deal of power to decide the institutional framework and means of implementation. Thus, whatever the competing policy preferences of the Commission, it lacked a repertoire of legal instruments to enforce a particular institutional design on the candidates, even if one existed. While the preferences of parts of the Commission for decentralisation informed the early stage of the enlargement process and strongly influ
Author: James Hughes, | Sasse, Gwendolyn | Gordon, Claire
Series Title: Working Paper ; 49/03 | ISSN 1468-4144
Publisher: Sussex European Institute
Year: 2003
Language: en
Ressource: Einzelne Berichte, Studien
Keyword: democratizationEU expansionseparation of powersEast Central Europeregional policy
Subject: History of the European Communities. European ideaEuropean Community institutionsEuropean Community law in generalDevelopment plans. RegionsPolitical framework
Countries Scheme: EASTERN EUROPESOUTHERN EUROPE
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Title: Enlargement/Agenda 2000-Watch
Abstract
On 1 May 2004 the EU will enlarge to 25 member states. Member states are uncertain what they will gain or lose from enlargement and they are concerned about the implications for the functioning of the EU. Talk is even of enlargement as a 'leap in the dark'. The reports in this study deal with these issues as well as with reforms of EU institutions and policies discussed by the European Convention. The study evaluates the outcome of accession negotiations from the perspective of 13 member states and four acceding countries. The reports show that the governments of the member states and the acceding countries think that the overall deal, i.e. the terms of accession, are a good compromise. Double standards in Common Agricultural Policy remain controversial although the EU will gradually introduce direct payments for farmers in the new member states, although below levels for the current 15 members. Earlier criticism is repeated regarding transition periods that have been claimed by current member states (e.g. in chapters like transport and movement of workers) and where the EU used superior bargaining power. Austria is dissatisfied with the partial extension of the eco-point system for road transport of heavy goods. In quantitative terms, transition periods claimed by acceding countries by far outnumber those claimed by the member states. However, the transitions granted indicate different economic capacities and also diverging political preferences of both negotiation parties. [Urheber s. Copyright]
Series Title: Enlargement/Agenda 2000-Watch ; 6/2003
Author (Corp. Body): Institut für Europäische Politik
Year: 2003
ISBN / ISSN / Kat.Nr: 1610-6458
Language: en
Ressource: Einzelne Berichte, Studien
Keyword: agricultural policyEU expansioninstitutional changeconstitutioneconomic policy
Subject: History of the European Communities. European ideaEuropean Community institutionsEuropean Community funds and financial instruments. EIBEconomic policy and planningAgricultural policy. Agricultural development
Countries Scheme: Europe. General Resources
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