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What is an ‘ever-closer union’?

Ragnhild Scott, Millicent (2016) What is an ‘ever-closer union’? LSE Brexit (26 Apr 2016). Website.

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The preamble to the Treaty of Rome (1957), the international agreement that was the beginning of the EU, says that the signatories are “determined to lay the foundations of an ever-closer union among the peoples of Europe”. As it transpires, this has turned out to be a highly controversial sentence. David Cameron’s successful EU negotiations expressly sought to exclude the UK from this. Millicent Ragnhild Scott, who took part in the expert proceedings on the matter, in the LSE Commission on the Future of Britain in Europe, explains why.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 12:49
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2021 00:20

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