Europe after the 'No' Votes

IEA Occasional Paper No. 139

55 Pages Posted: 25 May 2006

See all articles by Patrick A. Messerlin

Patrick A. Messerlin

Groupe d'Economie Mondiale at Sciences Po (GEM Paris)

Abstract

In Europe After the NO Votes, Professor Patrick Messerlin of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, argues that the NO votes in the French and Dutch referenda on the proposed EU constitution highlight the need to design an economic agenda for the future of the EU congruent with its fundamental purpose. The NO votes show that the EU cannot be a European "super-state" providing a wide range of social policies, but must return to the modest role originally set out in the slim Treaty of Rome. Professor Messerlin shows how liberalisation of agriculture, manufacturing and services, and engagement with widely held fears about globalisation, must be an essential part of future reform of the EU.

Former European Commissioner Lord Brittan and leading European scholars Professor John Gillingham and Professor Pedro Schwartz provide commentaries on Messerlin's analysis.

This book will prove essential reading for those concerned with the future of the European Union as it maps out a positive way forward for the EU after its turbulent recent past.

Keywords: Europe, Constitution, European Union, CAP

JEL Classification: F10, H0

Suggested Citation

Messerlin, Patrick A., Europe after the 'No' Votes. IEA Occasional Paper No. 139, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=904348 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.904348

Patrick A. Messerlin (Contact Author)

Groupe d'Economie Mondiale at Sciences Po (GEM Paris) ( email )

197 Boulevard Saint Germain
197 Bd St Germain Paris 75007, 75007
France

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
78
Abstract Views
720
rank
371,414
PlumX Metrics