Europe and the Regions
Power of Integration:

European integration indicates a loss of
power for Nation states.
European Union: Independent acto...
European Committee of the
Regions
http://www.cor.euro
pa.eu
http://www.aer.eu

Loss of power of nation-states while
regions and EU gain power and influence.

“Federation Europe”- “People´s Europe”
-...
In some cases...
• Regions are bigger in population than
some EU states
• Regions claim historic nationhood status
• Regio...
Nation States as Protagonists

Decentralization and Integration are
decisions controlled by Nation States.

Regional agr...
Inter-Regional - Trends
• 1960-1970
Regional impact of Cold War
Regional Institutions in Europe and
Developing World
• 199...
Influence of Regions in EU

After 1988: Commission pushes for regions to
be prime receivers of Structural funds.

Federa...
Influence of Regions in EU

After 1988: Commission pushes for regions to
be prime receivers of Structural funds.

Federa...
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Europe and the regions

  1. 1. Europe and the Regions
  2. 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. 3. European Committee of the Regions http://www.cor.euro pa.eu http://www.aer.eu
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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