The Integration of the European Community and Third States in Europe: A Legal Analysis

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Clarendon Press, 1996 - 413 pages
This book examines the legal framework for integration provided by the EC Treaty, the Free Trade Agreement concluded between Sweden and the European Community in 1972, the European Agreement between Poland and the Community and the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement. The examination isbased not solely on traditional legal materials, such as treaties and legislative acts, court decisions and the academic literature, but also draws on a range of academic materials published by national governments and the European Union. Using these materials the book compares the operation of fourtypes of legal frameworks for integration but also, with the assistance of the comparisons, explores underlying problems in the integration of the European Community and the Third States in Europe. In the case of many countries, notably those making up the former Soviet Union, membership of theUnion does not appear to offer a feasible basis for their participation in European Integration processes, and so the construction of a mutually acceptable legal framework for close relations between such countries and the Community arguably presents one of the most serious and pressing problems tobe tackled by European Law. Furthermore the construction of an appropriate framework depends on lessons being drawn from the operation from the existing or pre-existing frameworks governing relations between the Community and Third States. The same might be said in respect of plans for the creationof a Euro-Mediterranean area involving countries such as Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
 

Contents

Abbreviations
xvi
44
xxxi
67
xxxviii
Introduction
1
Requirements Other than those of Trade Liberalization
3
Trade Liberalization Requirements
11
The General Interest
94
Competition Policy
151
Monetary Policy
235
Joint DecisionMaking
269
Committee Work
320
the Agreement
336
Judicial Control
340
Conclusions
380
Bibliography
391
Index
411

the Four Freedoms
229

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1996)

Andrew Evans is at the Business School, The University of Umea and Visiting Fellow at European University Institute in Florence.

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