The Ever-Changing Union: An Introduction to the History, Institutions and Decision-Making Processes of the European Union

Christian Egenhofer, Sebastian Kurpas, Piotr Maciej Kaczyński and Louise van Schaik, THE EVER-CHANGING UNION: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY, INSTITUTIONS AND DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, CEPS Paperbacks, 2011

120 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2011

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Christian Egenhofer

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Sebastian Kurpas

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Piotr Maciej Kaczyński

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Louise G. Van Schaik

Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Date Written: March 18, 2011

Abstract

This fully revised, second edition of the Ever-Changing Union provides a concise overview of the EU’s history, institutional structures and decision-making processes. It looks at the fundamental principles of European integration and describes the progress of this integration from its beginning. It also covers the EU’s main institutions and how they interact in the decision-making process as a whole. This new edition focuses on the changes introduced by the Lisbon Treaty and explains how the EU’s external action is conducted by the post-Lisbon EU. Other additions to this second edition are new sections on the EU budget, the euro and its governance, lobbying and interest representation.

This book is written for those with an initial or occasional interest in European policies and politics. More particularly, the authors believe it will be useful for civil servants, diplomats, business and NGO representatives, as well as students and scholars who encounter the EU in their work.

Keywords: Euro, EU, European integration, integration, EU institutions, Lisbon Treaty, EU budget

Suggested Citation

Egenhofer, Christian and Kurpas, Sebastian and Kaczyński, Piotr Maciej and Van Schaik, Louise G., The Ever-Changing Union: An Introduction to the History, Institutions and Decision-Making Processes of the European Union (March 18, 2011). Christian Egenhofer, Sebastian Kurpas, Piotr Maciej Kaczyński and Louise van Schaik, THE EVER-CHANGING UNION: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY, INSTITUTIONS AND DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, CEPS Paperbacks, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1898661

Christian Egenhofer (Contact Author)

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) ( email )

1 Place du Congres
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

Sebastian Kurpas

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Piotr Maciej Kaczyński

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) ( email )

1 Place du Congres
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

Louise G. Van Schaik

Netherlands Institute of International Relations ( email )

PO Box 93080
2509 AB The Hague
Netherlands

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