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Jacques Delors and European integration

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Europe
    • Subjects:
    • Delors, Jacques.,
    • Europe -- Politics and government -- 1989-

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [248]-317) and index.

      StatementGeorge Ross.
      SeriesEurope and the international order, Europe and the international order (New York, N.Y.)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD1058 .R64 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 326 p. ;
      Number of Pages326
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1107266M
      ISBN 100195210387, 0195210395
      LC Control Number94032520

      Critically, he held the line on France's membership of the European Monetary System EMSgiving priority to monetary stability over left-wing spending priorities. This is the great challenge. This reflected the fact that in the early s economic policy was still very much defined along national lines. This was due to disagreements among member states on a common European policy and their perception that the EC could not help them in coping with the economic crisis. In Delors presented a report by the commission on the European Economic and Monetary Union for the creation of a new central bank of Europe and a single European currency.

      Though they wished for the overall support of the US Government, the British policy-makers did not want their American counterparts to become too involved in the day-to-day of Gulf affairs. For the European Union's political successes of recent years have not been matched by public enthusiasm or even interest. The press often presented Delors as a potential candidate for the French presidency in The views of Jacques Delors on the future of the European Union are of more than passing interest just now. I could imagine a form such as a European economic area or a free-trade agreement. All members of the committee were firmly wedded to the abandonment of Keynesian macroeconomic policies in favour of the hard-line pursuit of price stability.

      For Delors, EMU — that is, a single European currency — became a priority, and in his role as president of the Commission he set out to persuade his reluctant fellow European policymakers to embrace it. Though born and brought up in a Paris working-class district and without a university education, he became a top-flight politician on the international level. In Greece and Italy, leaders have been parachuted in without anyone asking the voters. But the war was far from over, especially in continental Europe.


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Jacques Delors and European integration book

It also gave new powers to the community's institutions. For the Germans, intervention would have meant selling marks in the currency markets, which they feared would have ignited domestic inflation as a result of the expanding money supply in line with monetarist theories.

During his presidency, he oversaw important budgetary reforms and laid the groundwork for the introduction of a single market within the European Communitywhich came into effect on 1 January Initiator of a French law in la formation professionnelle continue — FPC requiring firms to set aside part of their profits for educational opportunities for their employees, he also chaired a UNESCO Commission on Education for the Twenty-first Century from to whose final report was published as Learning: the Treasure Within.

This ambitious long-term program total free movement of persons, goods, services, and capital inside the European Community was formalized into a commission White Paper.

Jacques Delors — perils of austerity — wisdom — all in the same title. It is the privilege of old men to warn the next generation of the pitfalls that lie ahead. Permanent austerity is the reason why Britain and much of the Eurozone continue to record such sluggish economic performances.

This was due to disagreements among member states on a common European policy and their perception that the EC could not help them in coping with the economic crisis. Santer, too, is a common man who has arrived in Brussels at a time when the European Union needs a common touch. The Jacques Delors and European integration book anxieties have transmitted themselves to the general public; opinion polls show stronger hostility to EU enlargement in France than in any of the other 14 member countries.

I received a request to promote this Crowdfunding effort. In Delors presented a report by the commission on the European Economic and Monetary Union for the creation of a new central bank of Europe and a single European currency.

When he became president of the European Commission in JanuaryDelors had to face the member states' unwillingness to make any further progress towards a closer integration inside the European Community EC.

On May 16,the European Council extended a large foreign currency bailout to France to stabilise the franc on the condition that it tighten fiscal policy. The EU bureaucracy already threatens to drag President Santer into the tangles of an intergovernmental conference next year that is due to revise the Maastricht treaty and determine the future shape of the EU.

By the time of the third currency realignment, in March — the French government had already devalued twice, in and inmostly to deal with the strengthening mark and the diverging economic policies between the two nations — the French were at a crossroads and the incompatibility of these competing ambitions was obvious.

In Greece and Italy, leaders have been parachuted in without anyone asking the voters. Domestic capital markets also experienced a complete transformation, and the process of deregulation between and was just as profound. If you put yourself in the position of investment funds, insurance companies and pension funds, you will understand they are looking for a clear signal.

This is the great challenge. For Delors, EMU — that is, a single European currency — became a priority, and in his role as president of the Commission he set out to persuade his reluctant fellow European policymakers to embrace it. The Council of Ministers should have made it its business to police the eurozone economies and make sure that the member states really were following the criteria of economic convergence.

This major progress in the European integration process represented a huge personal success for Delors. Critically, he held the line on France's membership of the European Monetary System EMSgiving priority to monetary stability over left-wing spending priorities.

Jacques Santer's strengths, by contrast, lie in building consensus and avoiding confrontation. When I saw the headline I thought it must have been an article seeking to elicit some sort of deep irony. Whether we like it or not, we are part of the West, and the West could possibly lose its leadership, and it is important that we preserve the values that matter not only to Europe, but to Britain and the United States — the values that are Judeo-Christian in origin — Greek philosophy and Greek democracy and Roman law, and the Age of Enlightenment and the French Revolution.Apr 14,  · Jacques Santer may turn out to be a European version of Harry Truman.

The little-known politician from tiny Luxembourg who has stepped into Jacques.

Jacques Delors Institute

Jacques Lucien Jean Delors (born 20 July ) is a French politician who served as the 8th President of the European Commission from to He served as Minister of Finance of France from to He was a Member of the European Parliament from to He is the father of Martine Aubry, the former First Secretary of the French Socialist PartyChildren: Martine.

Original Citation. Hurwitz, Leon. "Jacques Delors and European Integration, by G. Ross." American Political Science Review Author: Leon Hurwitz. The Economics of European Integration 2 nd Edition German unification and the Euro • With the fall of the Berlin wall, Jacques Delors proposes 2 nd radical increase in European economic integration.

– the formation of a monetary union. – idea championed by French President Francois Mitterrand and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Jacques Delors and European Integration reconsiders the last decade of EC history, and the Maastricht period in particular, from the point of view of Delors's unfolding strategy.

The book's remarkable data sources include the author's observations of the day-to-day work of the Commission under Delors and access to key personnel and sylvaindez.coms: 1. Making of European Monetary Union (Oxford: Oxford University Press): Jacques Delors: Vision, Revisionism, and the Design of EMU Dermot Hodson Few individuals are more closely associated with the project of European Economic Monetary Union (EMU) than Jacques Delors.1 As French finance minister between andDelors played a.