The Belgian EU Presidency Setting Europe Back into Action and Laying the Future Institutional Groundwork

Andoura, S. (2010) The Belgian EU Presidency Setting Europe Back into Action and Laying the Future Institutional Groundwork. Elcano Newsletter (69). 8 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

Belgium took over the Presidency of the EU on 1 July 2010 from Spain and began it in the midst of a national political crisis. Belgium took over the Presidency of the EU on 1 July 2010 from Spain and began it in the midst of a national political crisis. Following the examples of the Danish (1993), Italian (1996) and Czech (2009) Presidencies, it is Belgium’s turn to preside over the Union with a government in resignation. The Presidency comes in a context of European economic, financial and social crises and at the end of a transitional period for the implementation of the new Lisbon Treaty. In this difficult context, will Belgium be able to confront the double challenge of managing the EU Presidency in this crucial period while at the same time overhauling its own national constitutional foundations?

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Europa
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > SINGLE EUROPEAN MARKET.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS > COUNCIL OF EUROPE
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > COUNTRIES AND REGIONS > BELGIUM
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > POLITICAL LEADERSHIP
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2012 13:41
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2012 13:41
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/1954

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