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POLS432PP_5 - The Development of the 1970s 1980s European...

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The Development of the European Union 1970s – 1980s
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The Honeymoon is Over… Despite the euphoria surrounding the enlargement of 1973, the European Union faced serious problems Serious economic problems High inflation Rising unemployment rates Trade deficits Oil crisis  
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British Discontent Britain wanted to renegotiate their accession agreement: Reform the CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) Special consideration for products produced with the Commonwealth Retention of parliamentary sovereignty Eventually, a referendum was put to the people with 67 percent voting to stay “in Europe”
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The European Council The launch of regularized meetings of the European Council in 1975 help to keep the EC together British renegotiation left much ill feelings with the EC Giscard and Schmidt dominate Helps to limit the damaged caused by stagnation in the integration process
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The Immobility of Integration The EC stalls in the mid to late 1970s…
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2011 for the course POLS 432 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '09 term at Texas A&M.

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