Item description for Reconciling the Deepening and Widening of the European Union (Asser Institute Colloquium on European Law) by Steven Blockmans...
The recent rounds of enlargement have stretched the operational capacity of the European Union to the maximum, triggering a debate on the final shape and borders of the EU and prompting the Member States to review the framework of primary law on the basis of the failed Constitutional Treaty. Reconciling the desire to deepen European integration in several policy fields with the promises made to widen the Union with the current candidate countries (Croatia, Macedonia and Turkey) once they meet all criteria for membership is a big challenge, especially in view of the EU's ambitions to match the US in economic growth, connect with its own citizens and claim its role as a global player. The contributions to this timely volume provide an attempt at clarifying the legal possibilities and limits of models and concepts aimed at reconciling wishes of further 'deepening' and 'widening' of the European Union project.
Book Description Reconciling the desire to deepen European integration in several policy fields with the promises made to widen the Union is a big challenge. This volume clarifies the legal possibilities and the limits of models and concepts aimed at reconciling the deepening and widening of the European Union project.
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Studio: Asser Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.69" Width: 6.54" Height: 0.71" Weight: 1.08 lbs.
Release Date May 8, 2008
Publisher Asser Press
ISBN 9067042641 ISBN13 9789067042642
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More About Steven Blockmans
Dr Steven Blockmans is senior research fellow in EU law and deputy head of research at the T.M.C. Asser Institute (The Hague). He combines his academic research with consultancy activities and training in EU law. His academic research focuses on EU constitutional and external relations law. Steven's consultancy activities consist of research projects for the European Commission and Dutch ministries, and are usually concerned with the compliance of national legislation and implementation with the EU acquis. In addition, he acts as an expert in projects sponsored by the same donors to train judges, court clerks, prosecutors and lawyers of Member States, (potential) candidate and ENP countries in EU law matters.
Steven Blockmans has an academic affiliation as follows - Centre for European Policy Studies Professor of Eu External Relations.