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A Nice Environment for Enlargement?

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A Nice Environment for Enlargement?

An Analysis of the Treaty of Nice and its Effects on the Environmental Policy of the European Union with a Special View to Enlargement

Bär, Stefani; Ingmar von Homeyer; Anneke Klasing et. al. 2001: A Nice Environment for Enlargement? An Analysis of the Treaty of Nice and its Effects on the Environmental Policy of the European Union with a Special View to Enlargement. Berlin.


Citation

Bär, Stefani; Ingmar von Homeyer; Anneke Klasing et. al. 2001: A Nice Environment for Enlargement? An Analysis of the Treaty of Nice and its Effects on the Environmental Policy of the European Union with a Special View to Enlargement. Berlin.

Language
English
Author(s)
Stefani Bär
Funding
Year
2001
Dimension
81 pp.
Project ID
1825
Table of Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Objectives
1.2 Methodology
2 The Road Towards the Treaty Changes at Nice
2.1 The Treaty Establishing the European Community of 1957
2.2 The Single European Act of 1987
2.3 Treaty Changes at Maastricht
2.4 The Treaty Changes at Amsterdam
3 Analysis of the Treaty Changes at Nice
3.1 Qualified Majority Voting
3.1.1 Article 175 TEC
3.1.2 Intellectual Property and Services
3.1.3 Industrial Policy
3.1.4 Structural and Cohesion Funds
3.1.5 Economical, Financial and Technical Co-operation with Third Countries
3.1.6 Preliminary Conclusion on Qualified Majority Voting
3.2 The European Parliament
3.2.1 Amendments
3.2.2 Implications for the Environment and European Union Enlargement
3.3 Weighting of the Votes
3.3.1 Amendments
3.3.2 Implications for the Environment and European Union Enlargement
3.4 The Commission
3.4.1 Amendments
3.4.2 Implications for the Environment and European Union Enlargement
3.5 Other Institutions
3.5.1 The Court of Justice and Court of First Instance
3.5.2 Appointment of Members of the Economic and Social Committee
3.5.3 Committee of the Regions
3.5.4 Preliminary Conclusions
3.6 Enhanced Co-operation
3.6.1 Shortcomings of Amsterdam and their Amendment
3.6.2 Other amendments
3.6.3 Preliminary Conclusions
3.6.4 Implications for the Environment and European Union Enlargement
3.7 Charter of Fundamental Rights
3.7.1 Proposals/Amendments
3.7.2 Implications for the Environment and European Union Enlargement
4 Post Nice Process
5 Concluding Summary
5.1 No QMV for the Environmental Taxation
5.2 Reduced Practical Influence of the European Parliament
5.3 Changed Scenarios in the Council
5.4 Equal Representation in the European Commission?
5.5 Other institutions
5.6 Enhanced Co-operation as the New Solution for the Environment?
5.7 Better No Charter than That Charter?
6 Bibliography
7 Annex: Overview of Treaty changes