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Intereconomics

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 130–136 | Cite as

EC reform inch by inch

  • Rudolf Hrbek
Articles European Community

Abstract

After ratification by member countries, the “Luxembourg reform package” worked out by the European Council at the end of 1985 is to provide the basis for the development of the European Community into the nineties. What are the challenges facing the EC? What opportunities do the Luxembourg reforms open up?

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Member State European Community Foreign Policy Member Country European Council 
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    The text is printed in Official Journal of the European Communities, Vol. 27 (1984), No. C 77 pp. 33 ff. A detailed discussion of various aspects of the draft Treaty is contained in the collection of essays by Jürgen Schwarze, Roland Bieber (eds.): Eine Verfassung für Europa. Von der Europäischen Gemeinschaft zur Europäischen Union, Baden-Baden 1984.Google Scholar
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© HWWA and Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf Hrbek
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TübingenTübingen

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