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Europe and the regions
Europe and the regions
Europe and the regions
Europe and the regions
Europe and the regions
Europe and the regions
Europe and the regions
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Europe and the regions

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  • 1. Europe and the Regions
  • 2. Power of Integration:  European integration indicates a loss of power for Nation states. European Union: Independent actor Nations: Dependent actors  Globalization—causes loss of power of nation state and EU and regions take power.
  • 3. European Committee of the Regions http://www.cor.euro pa.eu http://www.aer.eu
  • 4.  Loss of power of nation-states while regions and EU gain power and influence.  “Federation Europe”- “People´s Europe” -Small political communities are more utilitarian. - Moral and Political Necessity
  • 5. In some cases... • Regions are bigger in population than some EU states • Regions claim historic nationhood status • Regions are focused around an important city
  • 6. Nation States as Protagonists  Decentralization and Integration are decisions controlled by Nation States.  Regional agreements strengthen the state Example: EU Enlargement 2007  Sacrifice of National independence or exercise of national choice??  Expression of Sovereignty ??  France and Germany= EU Project
  • 7. Inter-Regional - Trends • 1960-1970 Regional impact of Cold War Regional Institutions in Europe and Developing World • 1990´s New Regionalism Post-Cold War Era European Union: -most formal and wide ranging expression of regional interaction!!
  • 8. Influence of Regions in EU  After 1988: Commission pushes for regions to be prime receivers of Structural funds.  Federalism in Practice!!!!!  1992: Maastricht and Committee of Regions  “Europe of the Regions”  Powerful Regions more desirable than nation states?
  • 9. Influence of Regions in EU  After 1988: Commission pushes for regions to be prime receivers of Structural funds.  Federalism in Practice!!!!!  1992: Maastricht and Committee of Regions  “Europe of the Regions”  Powerful Regions more desirable than nation states?

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