Introduction

European integration is an increasingly delicate balancing act. The three principal items on the European agenda—Economic and Monetary Union, the reform of political institutions, and enlargement—are all difficult and contentious. Indeed, some aspects of the three may be mutually contradictory. Mone...

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Published in: Forging an Integrated Europe p. 1
Main Authors: Barry Eichengreen, Jeffry Frieden
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: University of Michigan Press 05-18-2010
Subjects:
Law
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Summary: European integration is an increasingly delicate balancing act. The three principal items on the European agenda—Economic and Monetary Union, the reform of political institutions, and enlargement—are all difficult and contentious. Indeed, some aspects of the three may be mutually contradictory. Monetary union is a core goal, but whether it will be achieved remains uncertain. Most of Europe could have a single currency and central bank by the middle of the next decade, but plans for monetary union could also collapse before the end of the century and bring the entire structure of European integration tumbling down. Discussions of
ISBN: 0472108409
9780472108404
DOI: 10.3998/mpub.15886.3