|Author (Person)||Thygesen, Niels|
|Publisher||Institute of International Affairs (IAI), Taylor & Francis|
|Series Title||The International Spectator|
|Series Details||Volume 22, Number 3, Pages 119-129|
|Content Type||Journal Article|
If one looks back at the process of integration in the European Communities over the past 30 years since the signing of the Treaty of Rome, remarkable changes of emphasis emerge. Three important dimensions have been accorded different priority at various stages in the EC efforts over this long time-span: (1) the integration of goods markets, (2) monetary unification and macroeconomic coordination, and (3) integration of financial markets. For most of the period one may almost, following the historical paradigm of Aglietta, speak of a hierarchy of objectives. Only in the most recent 2-3 years has financial integration assumed major importance in a European strategy.
|Subject Categories||Economic and Financial Affairs|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|