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Title The European ambition : the Group of the European People's Party and European integration / Luciano Bardi [and 5 others].
Imprint Baden-Baden, Germany : Nomos, 2020.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st edition.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 20, 2021).
Subject European People's Party.
European Parliament.
Europe -- Politics and government.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Cover -- Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Shaping institutions and policies: The EPP Group in the European Communities -- Shaping European integration: transnational party cooperation after 1945 -- Italo-German dominance: composition and governance -- Forging alliances: co-operation and competition with other political groups -- Federalist vocation: deepening European integration -- Farmers, markets, and new challenges: policy-making in the Communities -- Conclusion -- Chapter 2 Constitutionalising the Union: The Role of the EPP Group -- Introduction
The EPP Group and the Single European Act (1986) -- The EPP Group and the Treaty of Maastricht (1992) -- The EPP Group and the Amsterdam Treaty (1997) -- The EPP Group and the Nice Treaty (2001) -- The EPP Group and the Constitutional Treaty (2004) -- The EPP Group and the Lisbon Treaty (2007) -- Conclusion -- Chapter 3 Co-Shaping the Internal Market: The EPP Group and EU Internal Policies -- Introduction -- From 'talking shop' to empowered co-legislator: The role of the EP in internal policies -- Agricultural policy -- Economic and Monetary Union -- Social policy -- Environmental policy
Developments in internal policies -- Agricultural policy -- Economic and Monetary Union -- Social policy -- Environmental policy -- The EPP Group in the EP's committees -- The EPP Group and the CAP -- The EPP Group and Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) -- The EPP Group and social policy -- The EPP Group and environmental policy -- Conclusion -- APPENDIX -- Chapter 4 Values, Strategies, Actions: The EPP Group and EU External Relations -- The role of the European Parliament in EU external relations -- Developments in EU external relations since 2004: an overview
The process of formulating EPP Group positions in EU external relations -- EPP Group cohesion in matters related to the EU external relations -- National party leadership -- MEP survey data -- Roll-call analysis -- The nature of political competition in EU external Relations -- Foreign policy -- Development policy -- Human rights -- Trade policy -- The role of the EPP Group in the process of EU enlargement: deepening vs. widening -- Turkish membership in the EU -- Conclusion -- Chapter 5 The Heart of the Core: The EPP Group in the EU Institutional and Political Framework -- Introduction
Political parties and political groups at EU level -- EP elections (1979-2019) and the evolution of the EPP Group -- The EPP Group in the European party system -- The EPP Group's organisational strength and institutional relevance -- The EPP Group's internal organisational structuring and inter-delegation balance -- The EPP Group's role in the progress and development of the European party system and of political foundations at European level -- The EPP Group's role in the EP's relations with the Commission and the Council -- Conclusion -- APPENDIX -- The Authors -- General Appendix
Summary This book traces the EPP Group's institutional, organisational and political trajectory in the European Parliament, focusing on the period after the first direct elections in 1979. In doing so, it sheds light on the functioning of parliamentary party groups, while at the same time creating the conditions for a better understanding of their role in the process of European integration and in the EU's political system. Based on the conceptual framework of different disciplines--history, political science, European studies and political sociology--this book is the outcome of a research project involving scholars with diverse academic backgrounds and from different EU countries.-- Provided by publisher.
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