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A Europe Made of Money: the emergence of the European by Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol

By Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol

A Europe made from Money is a brand new background of the making of the eu financial process (EMS), in line with huge archive learn. Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol highlights long term approaches within the financial and financial negotiations within the decade major as much as the founding of the EMS in 1979. the 1st is a transnational studying strategy regarding a strong, networked ecu financial elite that formed a behavior of cooperation between technocrats. the second one stresses the significance of the eu Council, which held commonplace conferences among heads of presidency starting in 1974, giving EEC legitimacy to financial projects that had formerly concerned semisecret and bilateral negotiations. The interplay of those beneficial properties replaced the EMS from a pretty trivial piece of administrative enterprise to a enormously vital political agreement.

The inception of the EMS was once greeted as one of many landmark achievements of neighborhood cooperation, an incredible breakthrough within the production of a unified Europe. but Mourlon-Druol's account stresses that the EMS is way greater than successful tale of monetary cooperation. The technical feedback made by means of its architects display how kingdom elites conceptualized the bigger undertaking of integration. And their financial coverage grew to become a marker for the perception of ecu identification. the revealing of the EMS, Mourlon-Druol concludes, represented the convergence of fabric pursuits and symbolic, identity-based concerns.

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