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POLS432PP_6 - The Development of the 1990s 2000s European...

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The Development of the European Union 1990s – 2000s
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Two Decades of Integration 1990 German Reunification (brings East Germany into the Community) 1992 Maastricht Treaty signed – Creation of the European Union 1995 Admission of Austria, Finland, and Sweden 1997 Treaty of Amsterdam – consolidated treaties from the EC and the EU 2001 Treaty of Nice – further consolidated treaties from the EC and the EU. 2004 Admission of the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
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The Maastricht Treaty Formally created the European Union Established guidelines for European Monetary Union (EMU) Created the Three pillars of the European Union: The Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) was put in place as a framework with the goal of eventually developing a common defense policy Introduced the codecision procedure where by the Council and the Parliament have the power to adopt legislation
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The Maastricht Treaty Clarified a number of issues on immigration, borders and crime fighting Schengen Agreement (1985) – not fully implemented until 1995 Led to the creation of the Euro – common currency Created the position of Ombudsman Hears complaints from the citizens concerning the institutions of the European Union
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Ratification of the Maastricht Treaty Three states proved difficult during the ratification stage: Denmark rejects the Treaty Edinburgh Agreement – eventually leads to Danish approval, but also to riots France Referendum barely passes with 51.05 % voting “yes” British “euroskeptism” and the currency crisis Splits the Conservative Party
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The European Community Responses After the initial Danish rejected of the Treaty, the Commission: Concentrated on divesting itself of issues that
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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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