21 st Century Updates Treaty of Nice (2001) Globalization Coinage and adoption
European Integration 10 members included East meets west Economic disparity and uncertainty 27 total nations
Modern EU Politics and Governance Members of Parliament (MEPs) and political parties EPP-ED and PES Regulations, directives, and decisions Bilateral power distribution (legislative and judicial)
Recent Trends and Statistics Economic diversity and success Exports and imports Continental integration and disadvantages Global involvement
Global Impact Humanitarian aid Environmental focus International competition Positive EU/U.S. relationship
EU Problems and Conflicts European Constitution (2004) Franco-German supremacy Decreasing EU/China relationship British skepticism New candidate countries
Conclusion Stabilizing Europe with a common market Uniting east and west Worldwide responsibility and assistance Future of the EU
Further Reading Chryssochoou, Dimitris N. 1998. Democracy in the European Union. London. Kostlowski, Dean J., ed. 2000. The European Union: From Jean Monnet to the Euro. Ohio. Newman, Michael. 1996. Democracy, Sovereignty, and the European Union. New York. Wallace, Helen and William Wallace, eds. 2000. Policy-Making in the European Union. Oxford.