By Alistair Jones
This A-Z advisor explains the foremost ideas and associations associated with the ecu Union, in addition to short biographies of the prime figures with regards to the root and improvement of the european. this may let scholars to hyperlink a few of the theoretical recommendations with the folks who brought them. The ebook turns out to be useful in discerning among the British and ecu Parliaments -- scholars usually confuse a few of the ideas of the ecu with these of the British executive, and the definitions during this thesaurus will reveal that the our bodies have differing roles to play in lots of elements in their life.
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38 THE EUROPEAN UNION A–Z Table D2 The basic elements of economic union (Delors Report) 1. A single market. Within this, people, goods and services should be able to move around freely. 2. Competition Policy. This should ensure that markets operate effectively and efficiently. 3. Structural change and regional development. The less well-off regions within the EU needed a boost to catch up with the better-off regions. 4. Co-ordination of macro-economic policy across all member states. democratic deficit This is a difficult term to explain, although at a basic level it suggests a lack of democracy.
4. Co-ordination of macro-economic policy across all member states. democratic deficit This is a difficult term to explain, although at a basic level it suggests a lack of democracy. This could be because there is little or no electoral accountability, or a lack of transparency in the decision-making process – which again suggests a lack of accountability to the people. Only one institution within the European Union is directly accountable to the people. This is the European Parliament, which is held to account every five years in direct elections.
The idea was that there would be a gradual harmonisation of customs duties and the establishment of a common external tariff. Internally, all trade barriers were to be removed. Arguably this has been achieved through the development of the single market, along with the introduction of the Euro. common position This is a step short of a common policy. A common position can be established by the European Union (EU) but it is very difficult to enforce. A common 22 THE EUROPEAN UNION A–Z position tends to encourage, but cannot compel, all EU states to work together.
A Glossary of the European Union (Politics Glossaries) by Alistair Jones