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Bulletin issue 9

Issue 9 - 1999

Charles Grant, Tim Garden, John Roper, Charles Leadbeater
27 November 1998
Can Britain lead in Europe?

Can Britain lead in Europe?

02 October 1998
Britain should join France and Germany in forming a triple alliance to lead the European Union, suggested Gerhard Schröder, the German Social Democrats' candidate for Chancellor, in April 1998.
A new model of European integration

A new model of European integration

Ben Hall
01 October 1998
Europe may be moving towards a new kind of integration, based on inter-governmental co-operation, peer-group pressure and bench-marking.
Elect the Commission

Elect the Commission

01 October 1998
The European Commission enjoys little legitimacy in the eyes of most Europeans. So long as it is run by appointed politicians it will continue to be seen as a remote and overbearing bureaucracy.
Transparency is no panacea?

Transparency is no panacea?

Maurice Fraser
01 October 1998
We all want openness and accountability, but let's be clear that they don't guarantee the most effective method of Government. Several of the objectives we set for the European Union - an efficient single market; a single currency which commands public confidence and proves a reliable store of value; a...
Will EMU lead to political union?

Will EMU lead to political union?

Ed Smith
01 October 1998
In the recent history of Europe, from Jean Monnet's plan for a European Coal and Steel Community in1950 to today's European Union, one pattern seems clear: where economic integration leads, political integration will eventually follow.
EMU, it is argued, will continue this trend-except on a far bigger scale. The euro will...
Bulletin issue 2

Issue 2 - 1998

Charles Grant, Ben Hall, Maurice Fraser, Ed Smith
25 September 1998
Turkey and the European Union

Turkey and the European Union

David Barchard
03 July 1998
Relations between Turkey and the European Union have seldom been worse. Unless they improve, this strategically-crucial country may turn its back on Europe. David Barchard calls on the EU to give firmer assurances that Turkey is eligible for membership.
The unshocking truth about EMU

The unshocking truth about EMU

01 July 1998
It is the commonest of all the economic arguments against EMU, but also the most specious: that any country in the euro-zone which suffered an economic crisis that did not affect its neighbours (an "asymmetric shock"), deprived of the freedom to devalue, would be condemned to a massive rise in unemployment.
Trouble in the Med

Trouble in the Med

Dan Bilefsky
01 July 1998
Most of the European continent is more peaceful now than at any other time in its history. Except, that is, for the Balkans, with Kosovo on the brink of a full-scale Serb-Albanian war - and Europe's south-eastern fringe where another conflict is imminent: Turkey and Greece, two NATO allies, could end up at war.
Integration or isolation? Restructuring Europe's defence industry

Integration or isolation? Restructuring Europe's defence industry

Alex Ashbourne
01 July 1998
As the states of the European Union draw closer together, their inability to unite and restructure their defence industries is becoming ever more anachronistic. Britain, France and Germany currently have separate defence industries. In a united Europe, such duplication is neither necessary nor economically viable.
Weak dollar strong euro?

Weak dollar strong euro? The international impact of EMU

Fred Bergsten
01 May 1998
The creation of the euro will be the most important development in the evolution of the international monetary system since the widespread adoption of flexible exchange rates in the early 1970s.
Britain & the new European agenda

Britain & the new European agenda

Lionel Barber
02 January 1998
The European Union is changing. Faster than many in Britain imagine. In the next 12 months, the EU faces a series of interlocking decisions which are likely to define the future of the continent for the next generation.
Bridging the Atlantic

Bridging the Atlantic: Domestic politics and Euro-American relations

Mark Nelson
05 December 1997
Is the transatlantic relationship an unhealthy dependency, a Cold War relic? That's the view of a growing number of people on both sides of the Atlantic who are increasingly questioning the relevance of the special link between Europe and America.
Saving our fish

Saving our fish

Charles Cann
11 July 1997
The European Union's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) has been widely pilloried within Britain, particularly in the last two or three years, and cited as another example of Brussels' ineptitude and its prejudice against British interests.
A common agricultural fund

A common agricultural fund

Richard Ali
04 July 1997
Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is back on the table once again - not that it has ever been absent for long. With the inter-governmental conference out of the way, the European Commission is due to present a major package of reforms during the summer of 1997.
Tomorrow's Europe

Tomorrow's Europe

Niall FitzGerald
06 June 1997
Describing the old Common Market, Walter Hallstein, the Commission's first President, remarked: "Anyone who does not believe in miracles in European affairs is no realist".
Europe and our future

Europe and our future

Lord Alexander of Weedon QC
07 March 1997
There is an almost daily diet of frenzied debate about the future of this country in the European Union. Why add to it? Europe is after all not the most vital topic which people see as affecting their everyday lives.
Britain and EMU

Britain and EMU: The case for joining

Graham Bishop, Chris Boyd, Alison Cottrell, Diane Coyle, Alan Donnelly, Niall FitzGerald, Pascal Lamy, Alman Metten, John Monks, Sir David Simon, Peter Sutherland, Martin Wolf
07 February 1997
As the deadline for the start of Economic and Monetary Union approaches, the British debate on the single currency is shifting. Theoretical discussions on the pros and cons of monetary union are becoming less relevant. Britain now faces an urgent and practical question: if, as seems likely, its principal trading...