Creation of the Council of Europe
EEC + Euratom
Foreign defense policy of states
De Gaulle vetoes UK
Treaty unifying the 3 communities into a European Community
Right to veto for national interests
No community budget
British budget rebate
Commit to interne market
It revises the Treaty of Rome and aims to create an internal market within the EC. It abolishes national vetoes in a number of policy areas relating to the single market.
J Delors: White paper
300 measures -> SEA (big idea)
It establishes a committee of central bankers and technical experts (chairmanship: Delors) to propose measures necessary to further develop monetary union.
Madrid European Council
3-stage progress to monetary union leading to a single currency by 1999
Fall of Communism
-> what to do with Germany?
-> what about the Eastern European countries?
1989: IGC on monetary union
1990: IGC on political union
=> Treaty of Maastricht
Strengthening of the European Parliament through extension of co-decision procedure
Creation of a Committee of the Regions and Local Authorities
Principle of subsidiarity
European citizenship and its rights ( to circulate and reside freely in the Community; to vote and stand as a candidate for European and municipal elections in the state in which he or she resides; to receive protection while in a non-EU country from diplomatic or consular authorities of a member state other than that of his or her state of origin; to petition the EP or submit a complaint to the Ombudsman)
MS have different opinions
3 majority QMV