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By Lee McGowan, David Phinnemore

Offering concise definitions and factors on all facets of the ecu Union, this re-creation additionally comprises information of the 10 states which turned complete contributors of the eu Union in could 2004. The dictionary: * comprises over 1,000 entries * explains the terminology surrounding the ecu and descriptions the jobs and importance of the associations, member international locations, programmes and regulations, treaties and personalities * bargains transparent and succinct definitions * spells out acronyms and abbreviations.

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The European Commission then drew up a set of proposals for the introduction of a European Communities (EC) charter of fundamental social rights. A modified version of these proposals was then approved by the European Council at its Strasbourg Summit in December 1989, although UK opposition meant that only 11 of the 12 Member States signed the document. Subsequently, the Social Charter figured prominently in the discussions leading up to the Treaty on European Union, but persistent UK opposition prevented it from being included in the Treaty.

Equally, while supporting further integration, he was sceptical towards proposals that were either too expensive or had not been costed properly, and was highly critical of BRITE-EURAM 29 assumptions by other Member States that the extra costs would be borne by the FRG. For example, he opposed the creation of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and was particularly concerned with the budget and spending patterns of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), a position that was resented by France and other EC states.

9% of the budget. ) of the 2003 budget. 2% in guarantees and reserves. The budget does not distinguish between capital and recurrent expenditure, in part because the EC has little of the former: it does not, for example, own most of the buildings it occupies in Brussels. The budget process consists of five stages. A preliminary draft budget is prepared by the Commission for presentation to the Council of the European Union no later than 1 September of the year before the one during which the budget is to be implemented.

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