The Spectre of Europe

Mathieson, David (2009) The Spectre of Europe. Elcano Newsletter (60). 6 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

There is a spectre haunting the next Conservative Government of the UK: it is the spectre of Europe. There is a spectre haunting the next Conservative Government of the UK: it is the spectre of Europe. For many within the Conservative Party, and its supporters in the media, the relationship between the UK and the EU is a touchstone issue. The ‘Europe Question’ has dogged the party for nearly two decades now as it has struggled to develop a vision of national sovereignty that is compatible with the UK’s obligations under EU Treaties. If they are elected to Government, the Conservatives’ unresolved dilemma could also become a problem for the rest of Europe, possibly starting during the Spanish Presidency, as London attempts to unilaterally redefine its relationship with the rest of the EU.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Europa
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > SINGLE EUROPEAN MARKET.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > FOREIGN POLICY.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.
DEMOGRAPHY; POPULATION > ETHNIC GROUPS > BRITISH.
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > POLITICAL LEADERSHIP
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > POLITICAL PARTIES
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > POLITICAL PROBLEMS
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2012 09:51
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2012 09:51
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/1719

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