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.