THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES: Establishment and Growth by Keesing Research Reports

THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES: Establishment and Growth

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The economic and political integration of Europe after World War II was marked by the establishment of the 1950 Schuman Plan for Franco-German coal and steel production, by the initiation of joint atomic development, Euratom, in 1955 and by the official enactment of the European Economic Community (the Common Market) three years later. The purpose of this book is baffling: it gives a technical summary and reprint of agreements, charters, memoranda, measures, directives, proposals, recommendations, reports, guidelines, resolutions and treaties -- with no accompanying analysis of either political or economic forces or motivations. At a time when the Common Market has become drastically strained by the credit crisis, by Italy's near-bankruptcy, by the monetary shambles and a dissolving agricultural policy, this pyramid of dates and documents adds nothing to our understanding. Lacking any analysis or conclusions, it is a dubious ""research report.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1975
Publisher: Scribners