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View Resource Trade Deficit Permits: Efficient Implementation of the Stability Pact in the European Monetary Union (Working Paper 7278)

This 58-page study from the National Bureau of Economic Research illustrates "a system of tradable deficit permits as an efficient mechanism for implementing fiscal constraints in the European Monetary Union." Author Alessandra Casella compares her system of deficit permits to the current Stability Pact, finding that her system seems to have more flexibility among the EMU countries, which would...

http://www.nber.org/papers/w7278
View Resource The European Union (EU) Agenda 2000

The European Commission released its opinions on the ten applications for EU membership from Central and Eastern Europe in July 1997. They were released with documents outlining the "Agenda 2000" program, which "comprises the Commission's proposals for agricultural, structural and horizontal policies, a reinforced preaccession strategy, and the financial framework beyond 1999." At the EU's US...

https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/united-states-america_en/
View Resource Europarl: The Single Currency and the European Parliament

The Single Currency and the European Parliament, hosted by the European Parliament, provides background information, a timetable, and a description of the conditions each nation must meet to join the unified currency. It also features Parliamentary opinions and resolutions on the single currency as well as eight Briefing Reports. After months of doubt and political difficulties in France, Germany,...

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/euro/
View Resource Cardiff European Council, 15 and 16 June 1998: Presidency Conclusions

Europa, the European Union's server, has recently posted the Presidency Conclusions from the European Council meeting in Cardiff, Wales on June 15-16, 1998. The revolving EU Presidency is currently held by Britain, and the document contains official statements on a number of issues such as Monetary Union, Economic Reform and Public Finances, Developing the Union, and a number of External Issues....

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdat...
View Resource BBC News Inside Europe: Your Guide To Life Inside the European Union

Created by BBC News, this site is a very useful reference for both students and general readers interested in the European Union and European integration. At the site, visitors will find several reference guides, including a timeline, interactive maps of planned and possible EU enlargement, overviews of key institutions, an explanation of the EU budget, and information on the Euro. Other reference...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/europe/2001...
View Resource Recent wine trade agreement between European Union and United States Criticized

Europeans turn up noses over wine deal http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20050928/IBWINE28/TPInternational/Americas EU Lawmakers criticize EU-US wine trade deal http://newsfromrussia.com/economics/2005/09/27/63825.html EUROPA: Agriculture: Wine [pdf] http://europa.eu.int/comm/agriculture/markets/wine/facts/index_en.htm EUROPA: Protected Designation of...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2005/0930