This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Germany Has Set The Speed And Agenda Of Eu Enlarge

1517 words - 6 pages

At the eve of the 21st century, Europeans embarked on another extraordinary event: The European Union (EU) intended to unite the peoples of many diverse geographies and nations through its eastward enlargement. This round of enlargement, different from any earlier accession rounds in scope and diversity will increase EU population from 375 million to 550 million; will expand its territory by 34% and the number of its members will be nearly doubled from 15 to 28. Such an intensive and ambitious project has been formulated and implemented within the framework of EU, piece by piece; through a long line of complex intra-EU negotiations and interstate / inter-institutional bargaining processes. In this sense, the policy process towards Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) is a "composite policy" which incorporates multiple policy areas and various policy-makers at both "macro" and "meso-levels". Therefore, the determination of the agenda and speed of enlargement is part of a broad and complex policy process where relevant national policy-makers, the Council and the Commission interacted. Germany, with strong interests in Eastern enlargement has only been one of those actors; but not the leader of the process. Albeit influential, it did not always lead the policymaking process, nor were its views always adopted by other actors. In parallel to this basic contention, the main axis of this assessment will be based on the exploration of, firstly, how the policy towards CEECs has been formulated within the EU, who the main actors were; and secondly, emphasising German interests and German foreign policy towards CEECs, how far a single member state in the EU has been influential on the final policy outcome.EC/EU Policy-making towards Eastern Europe Drastic changes of 1980's have necessitated EC/EU wide policy towards Eastern Europe. This would be a common policy since it was immediately agreed by EU governments and the Commission that the EU was the most adequate forum for conducting relations with CEECs and that collective action was the most appropriate response to both demands of CEECs and to the present political and economic instability in Eastern Europe threatening the West. The member states and EC institutions reached a consensus on the principal aim of supporting economic and political reconstruction in Eastern Europe and in such a way ensuring the stability and security. To attain their aim, Member States agreed on several decisions among which the enlargement was the one with most far-reaching implications on the internal structure of the EU and which necessitated the mobilization of diverse national and collective resources and which presented to be a broad policy framework that incorporates distinctive policy areas.In this sense, the policy towards the CEECs was a "composite" policy representing two analytical dimensions of policy-making: At the first level, macro-policy platform incorporates decisions on general objectives and...

Find Another Essay On Germany Has Set The Speed And Agenda Of EU Enlarge

The Discovery of High-Speed Manned Flight and Mach

1181 words - 5 pages This report analyses and discusses the discovery of high-speed manned flight and ‘Mach’ - in particular research and aviation breakthroughs relating to the specified topics. High-speed speed flight is technically defined as ‘flight near, but below the speed of sound’ [1A]. This begins at an airspeed of around 250 mph, or 400 kph. Properties regarding the airflow around an object at low speed or below this threshold of 400 kph are relatively

Exploring the Effectiveness and Dangers of High Speed Police Pursuits

2895 words - 12 pages . It is first worth looking at the way a pursuit is defined, ‘Pursuit may be defined as an active attempt by a law enforcement officer on duty in a patrol car to apprehend one or more occupants of a moving motor vehicle, providing the driver of such a vehicle is aware of the attempt and is resisting apprehension by maintaining or increasing his speed or by ignoring the law enforcement officer’s attempt to stop him’ (May & Headley, 2008). This

Speed Perception and the Brain

953 words - 4 pages The cortical pathway responsible for motion processing is relatively well defined (see e.g. Britten, 2003 for review). However, an understanding of the precise mechanisms involved in encoding the speed of a moving image has proven evasive. A variety of models have been proposed, including labelled line, ratio and Bayesian models (e.g. Priebe & Lisberger, 2004; Smith & Edgar, 1994; Thompson, Brooks, & Hammett, 2006; Hammett, Champion, Thompson

Reasons for the development of the EU and historical outline

874 words - 4 pages Explain the reasons for the development of the European Union. The European Union is a collection of 28 member nations who share an economic and political bond. They all exist on the continent of Europe and share the currency of the Euro. It is a bit like a club, to join in you have to agree to follow the rules and in return you get certain benefits. Each country has to pay money to be a member and they mostly do this through taxes. The EU

are the ten commandments the best set of rules the worlds has ever seen - broadwater - essay

1346 words - 6 pages Are the ten commandments the best set of rules the world has ever had? I believe that the ten commandments are the best set of rules the world has ever had. Most of the rules (I would say eight out of ten of them) are still as important today as they were 3 and a half thousand years ago! However, the other two in my opinion should only have to be followed by the three main religions that worship the ten commandments, these are you shall not

Equality of Citizens and Non-Citizens in the EU

2575 words - 10 pages . Third, in the conclusion, the features of the two legal regimes are summarized and compared with the help of an illustrative table. Freedom to move and reside for EU nationals The freedom of movement has gone trough a transformation to become a general right for all EU nationals. Initially it was applicable only to workers (i.e. migrants in order to pursue an economic activity). The first step towards a general right was taken by the three

The Hidden Agenda of New Imperialism

901 words - 4 pages and Russians which possessed similarly wealthy empires. Evidently, many other nations aspired and envied those wealthy nations because their nations had not conquered large empires. Most noteworthy among these nations were Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy and Japan. These were countries in the making which had yet to possess a definitive territory and thus were seeking ways of expanding in order to claim some of the so-called imperial glory

The Hidden Agenda of Outsourced Payroll Providers

1207 words - 5 pages The Hidden Agenda of Outsourced Payroll Providers Not only payroll companies charge checking and account fees, within each check income tax are withheld which is then sent to the Internal Revenue Service or the IRS. They let the tax revenues of the employees in their accounts till the eleventh hour which helps them gain the interest on that amount while the money is in their account. This can turn out to be a huge amount if you consider your

Article Review: Citizenship, accountability and community: the limits of the CSR agenda

1400 words - 6 pages Aim of the article Understands the restrictions and capacity of the mainstream CSR agenda. Newell was attempting to increase the awareness that the mainstream CSR agenda is not ideal for all people, all companies and all government in the developing world. The ultimate solution would require the goodwill and participation of all these three parties. ‘In particular, the role of a strong state (though often not acknowledged), an active and

Germany and the Treaty of Versailles

1439 words - 6 pages Germany & the Treaty of Versailles The Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919 at the great Palace of Versailles in France. The victorious Allies, (Great Britain, France and Italy, and the United States), all came together to decide what punishment Germany should receive for the total devastation left by this war that they started, and what to do with the Central Powers, (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire) in general

Analyzing the unification of Italy and Germany

1932 words - 8 pages states joined in the war against France. France had no alliances and the German states won the war. The defeat caused the French Empire to collapse. "There was a wave of German patriotism bringing about the union of the South German states into a unified Germany. (The Unification of Germany, p. ___ )END OF EDITS - SATURDAY 3/16 @ 4:36PMThe Balance of Power has drastically changed throughout Europe at this point. Britain and Germany were the most

Similar Essays

The Speed Of Light Essay

363 words - 2 pages of light significantly, but not as much as glass."Aristotle, believed the speed of light was infinite, so the event and the observation of the event would be simultaneous. Galileo suggested a method for measuring the speed of light:1. Jack and Jill, stand a good distance (d) apart. Both are carrying shuttered lamps.2. Jill removes the shutter from her lamp.3. Jack, seeing Jill's lamp removes the shutter from his lamp.4. Jill sees Jack's lamp. She

The Speed Of Reaction Essay

984 words - 4 pages the air Camp stand – to hold the equipment Boson – it heats up the water Tripod – to hold the beaker at a certain height that has the most heat Ice – to cool down the water of a certain temperate Test tube holder – so you don’t burn your hand and it is safe. Step 3 – Set up all the equipment. A- Clamp Stand. B- Measuring tube (25ml) C- Delivery tube D- Conical flask E- Reaction “what’s happening

Poland And The Eu Essay

2236 words - 9 pages total of counties in the EU) and will contribute to 17.2% of the agricultural labour force in the EU-27. ( With a population of 38.6 million it is the largest of the 12 candidate countries. In an EU-27 it would represent the 5th biggest country by population after Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France and Spain. ( The country has a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of about

High Speed Rail And The Advancement Of America

4420 words - 18 pages Along with hover boards and flying cars, high-speed rail is one of the most iconic futuristic technologies discussed today. With great success, European and Asian countries such as Germany, France, Japan and China have been enjoying bullet trains for decades. Japan has been a leading innovator of high-speed trains, and has currently developed a train capable of 315 mph (Shadbolt). This MagLev is revolutionizing public transport and changing