A Glossary of the European Union (Politics Glossaries) by Alistair Jones

By Alistair Jones

This A-Z advisor explains the most important ideas and associations associated with the eu Union, besides short biographies of the best figures relating to the root and improvement of the ecu. it will enable scholars to hyperlink many of the theoretical recommendations with the folks who brought them. The publication turns out to be useful in discerning among the British and eu Parliaments -- scholars frequently confuse a few of the ideas of the european with these of the British executive, and the definitions during this word list will show that the our bodies have differing roles to play in lots of elements in their lifestyles.

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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. The development of a common position can best be seen through the Common Foreign and Security Policy where national interest sometimes overrides community interest. common strategy This is an instrument of the Common Foreign and Security Policy, which was developed in the Treaty of Amsterdam.

Thus Britain held the presidency in the second half of 2005 and tried to prepare the budget. On the rotation as shown in Table C4, Britain will again hold the presidency in the second half of the year (in 2017). Assuming there are no changes to the system of a rotating presidency, the subsequent British presidency will be in the first half of the year. The Council of Ministers is assisted by a body known as COREPER (Committee of Permanent Representatives). Each member state has its own COREPER.

The idea behind the European Council was to provide a degree of leadership for the organisation as a whole. In effect it makes the key decisions on issues such as integration, foreign policy, issues to do with the budget, enlargement and so on. The European Council is often used to resolve disputes within the Council of Ministers. However, it could be argued that this actually undermines the authority of the Council of Ministers, as well as burdening the European Council with unnecessary problems that should have been resolved elsewhere.

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