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(p. 9) 2. Development of the EU 

(p. 9) 2. Development of the EU
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(p. 9) 2. Development of the EU
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Paul Craig

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10.1093/he/9780198789130.003.0002
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date: 25 May 2020

This chapter traces the development of what is now the EU. It first describes the origins of ideas of European unity. It then discusses the various treaties that paved the way towards broader European integration. These include the European Coal and Steel Community Treaty of 1951,the Single European Act 1986, the Treaty on European Union (TEU) of 1992, and the Lisbon Treaty of 2009. Next, the chapter turns to the impact of the global financial crisis on the EU and considers several theories of integration.

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