New perspectives for the EU team presidencies: New members, new candidates and new neighbours Cover Image
  • Regular Price 6.00 €

New perspectives for the EU team presidencies: New members, new candidates and new neighbours
New perspectives for the EU team presidencies: New members, new candidates and new neighbours

Contributor(s): Attila Ágh (Editor), Judit Kis-Varga (Editor)
Subject(s): Economic policy, Government/Political systems, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Geopolitics
ISSN: 1589-6781
Published by: Kossuth Kiadó Zt.
Summary/Abstract: The ‘definition’ of Europe is a social construction that has been transformed historically several times and nowadays it has been in the midst of hot debates. The ESPON 2007 publication ‘Europe in the World’ when it provides a vision about the future of the EU in a global overview, it raises also the question about the definition of Europe in the following way: ‘The division of the World into continents is not an objective scientific reality but a social and historical production, established by Europe and for Europe when it was a dominating power in the World. (…) The analysis of ‘continentality’ does not provide a clear delineation of the Europe continent (…) Objective scientific methods can therefore support different definitions of ‘Europe’ (…) But they can not decide which one is the best from a political point of view.’ (ESPON, 2007:4). Similarly, the ‘definition’ of the EU has been even more a social construction that has changed radically after each wave of enlargement. After the Eastern enlargement from the EU15 to the EU27, however, this definition has changed beyond recognition. At the earlier enlargements the subsequent redefinitions of the EU were present-oriented as conceptual frameworks for the existing Union. With the Eastern enlargement the EU seems to have reached its internal and external limits for a long time, neither widening nor deepening cannot continue as before. Nowadays the EU needs a new, future oriented definition. The EU is not ‘given’, it has be ‘reinvented’ or redefined, and this new definition as a social construct depends on our decision or on our vision where to go.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-963-065-779-2
  • Page Count: 496
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: English
Prospects and risks for the EU27 in the early 21st century: Outlines of a new agenda for team presidencies

Prospects and risks for the EU27 in the early 21st century: Outlines of a new agenda for team presidencies
(Prospects and risks for the EU27 in the early 21st century: Outlines of a new agenda for team presidencies)

  • Price: 1.00 €
New ideas versus continuity: Budgeting perspectives in the EU for the post-2013 period

New ideas versus continuity: Budgeting perspectives in the EU for the post-2013 period
(New ideas versus continuity: Budgeting perspectives in the EU for the post-2013 period)

  • Price: 1.00 €
The Czech Republic in 2009: Low Profile Presidency with High Profile Challenges?

The Czech Republic in 2009: Low Profile Presidency with High Profile Challenges?
(The Czech Republic in 2009: Low Profile Presidency with High Profile Challenges?)

  • Price: 1.00 €
‘A more protective Europe’ What to expect from the French EU Presidency in 2008?

‘A more protective Europe’ What to expect from the French EU Presidency in 2008?
(‘A more protective Europe’ What to expect from the French EU Presidency in 2008?)

  • Price: 1.00 €
The Swedish 2009 Presidency and the Trio – A Preview

The Swedish 2009 Presidency and the Trio – A Preview
(The Swedish 2009 Presidency and the Trio – A Preview)

  • Price: 1.00 €
The Unbearable Lightness of EU Membership: Post-Accession Challenges Facing Bulgaria and Romania

The Unbearable Lightness of EU Membership: Post-Accession Challenges Facing Bulgaria and Romania
(The Unbearable Lightness of EU Membership: Post-Accession Challenges Facing Bulgaria and Romania)

  • Price: 1.00 €
The Europeanization of the Bulgarian Party System

The Europeanization of the Bulgarian Party System
(The Europeanization of the Bulgarian Party System)

  • Price: 1.00 €
Role and Challenges of Innovation Policy in Hungary, as a Transition Economy – From the Perspective of the EU’s Revised Lisbon Strategy

Role and Challenges of Innovation Policy in Hungary, as a Transition Economy – From the Perspective of the EU’s Revised Lisbon Strategy
(Role and Challenges of Innovation Policy in Hungary, as a Transition Economy – From the Perspective of the EU’s Revised Lisbon Strategy)

  • Price: 1.00 €
Stabilization and Concentration in the Political Party Systems of the Visegrád Countries

Stabilization and Concentration in the Political Party Systems of the Visegrád Countries
(Stabilization and Concentration in the Political Party Systems of the Visegrád Countries)

  • Price: 1.00 €
Democratization and Europeanization of the ECE countries: Post-accession crisis and catching- up process in the new member states

Democratization and Europeanization of the ECE countries: Post-accession crisis and catching- up process in the new member states
(Democratization and Europeanization of the ECE countries: Post-accession crisis and catching- up process in the new member states)

  • Price: 1.00 €
Beyond EU Enlargement: Creating a United European Commonwealth

Beyond EU Enlargement: Creating a United European Commonwealth
(Beyond EU Enlargement: Creating a United European Commonwealth)

  • Price: 1.00 €
Balkan Economic and Political Developments

Balkan Economic and Political Developments
(Balkan Economic and Political Developments)

  • Price: 1.00 €
The Barcelona Process Revisited in the SBH Presidency

The Barcelona Process Revisited in the SBH Presidency
(The Barcelona Process Revisited in the SBH Presidency)

  • Price: 1.00 €
The Political and Economic Development in the East Central European and Balkan countries: A Comparative View

The Political and Economic Development in the East Central European and Balkan countries: A Comparative View
(The Political and Economic Development in the East Central European and Balkan countries: A Comparative View)

  • Price: 1.00 €
Annex – The Lillafüred process of the SBH cooperation

Annex – The Lillafüred process of the SBH cooperation
(Annex – The Lillafüred process of the SBH cooperation)