euro int review - slides 4 articles book (except ch 4)...

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slides 4 articles book (except ch 4) Review questions for European Integration – Mid-term For the exam you do not need to know exact dates of events, but you have to know the order of related events and the right decade. You also should consult the course book: Warleigh “European Union: The basics” –chapters 2, 3, 5, 6 and the glossary as well as the obligatory reading on the website. On the review session students are going to answer each others questions, the lecturer will function only as a moderator and coach. Therefore it is necessary that you are well prepared for the meeting. From the experience of previous semesters I recommend you to answer the questions in small groups II The Council of Europe 1. Explain how the Post War and Cold War environment in Europe were leading to European integration. In 1945, at the end of the second World War, Europe was marked by unprecedented devastation and human suffering. It faced new political challenges, in particular reconciliation among the peoples of Europe. This situation favoured the long held idea of European integration through the creation of common institutions. To become “allies” with each other (Monnet) Schuman wants to merge coal and steel industrys 2. Who took the initiative for the founding of the Council of Europe? Why did it not lead to envisaged results? 3. In what areas does the CoE play an important role for Europe today? Human Rights and education Soft power 4. How does the European Court of Human Rights help citizens to get access to human rights without undermining the sovereignty of the states? soft power- compensate person can’t override national law… country pays person or organization (UK and McDonald’s) III History of the European Communities 5. For an overview: Make a timeline with the treaties, enlargements and main other political eventsof history of the EC and EU 2007 – Accession of two countries ; Lisbon Treaty signed 2005 – France and the Netherlands reject the Constitution 2004 – Accession of ten countries ; signing of Constitution 2002 – The euro replaces twelve national currencies 1999 – Fraud in the Commission results in resignation 1995 – Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden 1993 – Copenhagen criteria defined 1992 – Maastricht Treaty - The European Union is born 1989 – The fall of the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe 1986 – Accession of Portugal and Spain ; flag adopted 1985 – Delors Commission , Greenland leaves Community. 1981 – Accession of Greece 1979 – First direct elections to Parliament 1973 – Accession of Denmark, Ireland and the UK
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1967 – ECSC, EEC and Euratom merged 1963 – Charles de Gaulle vetoes UK entry 1957 – Treaty of Rome creates Economic Community 1951 – Treaty of Paris creates Coal and Steel Community 1945 – The end of World War II 6. Outline how the European Community/Union over time became ever “deeper, wider and larger”? larger- more countries
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