Yearbook of the Institutions of the European Union 2012
Author: Editions Delta
Category: Business & Economics
Formerly known as Yearbook of the European Communities, this guide is the only publication to bring together within a single volume nearly all of the intergovernmental bodies working for European integration.EuroGuide describes the structure, function, and activities of institutions, bodies, and agencies of the European Union and other European intergovernmental organizations. The second part is a directory, giving the names of the persons in charge, with direct telephone numbers and addresses, and organizational charts of European intergovernmental organizations, the diplomatic corps accredited to the European Union, and those establishments offering European higher education courses.Other useful information contained in this guide include websites, national holidays, an overview of the history of the European Union, along with a subject index and alphabetical index.
The euro area remains in a state of flux and appears to beunsustainable in its present form. The outcome of the crisis may beunknown for years and a judgement on the project’s success orfailure may be out of reach for decades. In the meantime, analysts, portfolio managers and traders willstill have daily, weekly, quarterly and annual benchmarks. Theywill have to analyze economic developments in the euro area andtheir impacts on financial assets. The objective of this book is toprovide a framework for that analysis that is comprehensible tomost financial market participants. The book begins with a focus on coincident and leading economicindicators for the euro area. The following section looks ateuro-area institutions. The next chapter focuses on the eurocrisis. It attempts to provide an explanation of its origins and aglimpse of the potential outcomes. In addition, the tools needed toanalyze the crisis as it evolves are presented. The lastsections provide information unique to the economies of Germany,France, the U.K., Switzerland, Sweden and Norway.
In this concise and comprehensive introduction to Europe's currency, Levin explains both the historical and political background as well as the economic underpinnings of monetary integration in contemporary Europe.
"EURO". The name of the single currency for the European Union has not been chosen casually by the Heads of State and Government during the Madrid Council of December 1995. After tough discus sions, it has been unanimously accepted. The intention was to recall to every single citizen that this new money would be his money, that it would be the expression of the new European environment carefully built since the "fifties" to avoid any return to war and barbarism in Europe. Confidence and positive expectations for a better future put in the European construction have thus been clearly linked to the confidence in the new European currency and vice-versa. Euro notes and coins will be the first expression, clear, material and universal (for any European citizen being young or old, rich or poor, but also for the rest of the world) of a European identity alongside the national one. Obviously, it is of the outmost importance that the change over to the euro, be as smooth and as citizen-friendly as possible.
Release on 2003-08-29 | by Stefan Collignon,Daniela Schwarzer
The Power of Ideas
Author: Stefan Collignon,Daniela Schwarzer
Category: Business & Economics
This book looks at the role of the Association for Monetary Union in Europe's role in the construction of the Euro. It argues that the AMUE played a prominent role in the adoption of a number of proposals related to the single currency and had a guiding influence on the transition from a market-let to an institution-centred approach to monetary union.