The Treaty of Rome: Three Pictures

Ian Manners

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In 2007 the European Union (EU) celebrated the 50th anniversary of
the Treaty of Rome establishing the European Economic Community.
Fifty years after the signing ceremony on the 25th March
1957 at the Palazzo dei Conservatori on Capitoline Hill, Rome, it is
rather difficult to say anything new or certain about the contemporary
EU. There are, however, three ‘big pictures’ of the EU which can
just be seen with sufficient critical distance if one takes a step backwards.
These three pictures are only now coming into focus half a
century after the signing of the Treaty of Rome and represent images
of the ‘raison d’être’, ‘hybrid polity’, and ‘normative balance’ of the
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIIS Annual Report 2007
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherInstitut for Internationale Studier / Dansk Center for Internationale Studier og Menneskerettigheder
Publication date2007
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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