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050 00 KJE947|b.P49 2012 
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100 1  Piris, Jean-Claude,|eauthor 
245 14 The future of Europe :|btowards a two-speed EU? /|cJean-
       Claude Piris 
264    Cambridge, UK ;|aNew York :|bCambridge University Press,
300    x, 166 p. :|bill. ;|c23 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-159) and index
505 0  Introduction -- The continuing need for a strong European 
       Union in the foreseeable future -- An assessment of the 
       present situation of the European Union -- First option : 
       substantially revising the European Union treaties -- 
       Second option : continuing on the present path while 
       developing further closer cooperation -- Third option : 
       politically progressing towards a two-speed Europe -- 
       Fourth option : legally building a two-speed Europe -- 
520    "The European Union is in crisis. Public unease with the 
       project, Euro problems and dysfunctional institutions give
       rise to the real danger that the European Union will 
       become increasing irrelevant just as its member states 
       face more and more challenges of a globalised world. Jean-
       Claude Piris, a leading figure in the conception and 
       drafting of the EU's legal structures, tackles the issues 
       head on with a sense of urgency and with candour. The book
       works through the options available in light of the 
       economic and political climate, assessing their 
       effectiveness. By so doing, the author reaches the (for 
       some) radical conclusion that the solution is to permit 
       'two-speed' development: allowing an inner core to move 
       towards closer economic and political union, which will 
       protect the Union as a whole. Compelling, critical and 
       current, this book is essential reading for all those 
       interested in the future of Europe"--|cProvided by 
610 20 European Union 
610 20 European Union|xInternational cooperation 
651  0 European Union countries|xPolitics and government|y21st 
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