Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of this highly acclaimed textbook will be required reading for graduate and undergraduate students on a wide range of courses including: European economics, economic policy, European integration, European studies and international relations. Exploring the EU at an important turning point and during uncertain and turbulent times, the text will also prove an invaluable reference tool for academics and policy makers concerned with any facet of European integration.
Comprehensive and accessible, this far-reaching text:
• provides in-depth, state-of-the-art analysis of the origins, achievements and prospects of principal EU economic policies
• covers all EU member countries as well as candidate countries
• sets scenarios for future EU policy and organisational evolution
• prescribes possible paths and directions for the EU, not only for economic policies but also for organisational structure;
• features supplementary data via a companion website.
Topics explored in detail include: EU budget, competition policy, Common Agricultural Policy, fiscal integration, monetary integration, industrial policy in manufacturing and services, trade policy and international economic cooperation, regional policy, social policy, mobility of labour, energy policy, transport policy, environment policy and enlargement.