Access to the European Union - 22nd edition

Access to the European Union not only provides a comprehensive overview of European integration but also offers fresh insight with each revised edition. Thanks to its clear and systematic approach, this book guides the reader through the maze of European Union policies.
Author(s):
Nicholas Moussis
book | published | 22nd edition
June 2016 | xx + 776 pp.

Paperback
€65.-


ISBN 9781780683836

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Access to the European Union not only provides a comprehensive overview of European integration but also offers fresh insight with each revised edition. Thanks to its clear and systematic approach, this book guides the reader through the maze of European Union policies. It throws light upon the European institutions, their raison d’être, their objectives and their experience, and explains EU measures, legal provisions and economic programmes. The book contains over 2,000 references to the Official Journal of the European Union and more than 500 bibliographic references, selected by topic so as to help the reader deepen the study of his or her areas of interest.

The author, Nicholas Moussis, is a graduate in law and political science. He holds a Ph.D. in international economic relations from the University of Denver, Colorado and is a Visiting Professor at the School of Law, Emory University, Atlanta. Having worked in the European Commission between 1967 and 2000, he has exercised various functions, which have brought him into contact with the many facets of European integration.

His books have been translated in fourteen languages, including Chinese. He is the editor of the website http://www.europedia.moussis.eu/.

‘’This book ... presents the acquis communautaire in a manner easily accessible to professionals, students and anyone wanting to learn more about the European Union. Its frequent updating ensures the correctness of information, while at the same time, it offers valuable historical perspective, which helps readers to understand, reflect and assume their role as citizens of the Union.”
Professor Nikiforos Diamandouros, European Ombudsman, Preface to the 11th Greek edition, 2005.

Chapters

Contents (p. 0)

PART I. TREATIES, LAW AND INSTITUTIONS

Introduction to European Integration (p. 1)

European Treaties (p. 23)

European Law and Finances (p. 37)

The Structure and Functions of European Institutions (p. 53)

PART II. INTEGRATION STAGES

Customs Union (p. 89)

Common Market (p. 115)

Economic and Monetray Union (p. 165)

Towards a Political Union (p. 201)

PART III. POLICIES CONCERNING THE CITIZENS

Citizens' Right and Participation (p. 237)

Information, Audivisual and Cultural Policies (p. 259)

Consumer Policy (p. 283)

PART IV. HORIZONTAL POLICIES

Regional Development Policy (p. 299)

Social Progress Policies (p. 327)

Taxation Policy (p. 375)

Competition Policy (p. 397)

Environment Policy (p. 441)

PART V. SECTORAL POLICIES

Industrial and Enterprise Policies (p. 481)

Research and Technology Policy (p. 529)

Energy Policy (p. 557)

Transport Policy (p. 585)

Agricultural Policy (p. 617)

Fisheries Policy (p. 651)

PART VI. EXTERNAL POLICIES

Commercial Policy (p. 671)

Development Aid Policy (p. 699)

External Relations (p. 717)

Conclusions: European Integration and its Outlook (p. 745)

Index and Glossary (p. 767)