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British Membership of the European Community (Reference Pamphlet)

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British Membership of the European Community (Reference Pamphlet)

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Published by Stationery Office Books .
Written in English


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Number of Pages92
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Open LibraryOL7323566M
ISBN 100117006173
ISBN 109780117006171

When the European Coal and Steel Community was instituted in , the United Kingdom decided not to become a member. The UK was still absent when the Treaty of Rome was signed in , creating the European Economic Community (the Common Market). However, in the late s the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan dramatically changed its attitude and appointed . Current studies of the British Labour Party and the question of European Community (EC) membership are characterized by a striking absence of approaches combining the many transnational processes and contexts in which attitudes to the post-war European integration process developed, the application of non-British sources, and a close and archive-based analysis of the leadership's .

Additional Physical Format: Online version: George, Stephen. British government and the European community since [London]: University Association for Contemporary European Studies,   It is impossible to understand the European Union without getting to grips with France, and this biography of the man who detested the European Community but then vetoed British entry in .

On 1 January Britain became a member of the European Communities, twenty-two years after the first of those Communities had been created without British participation. Within a year of achieving membership, Britain was already regarded as something of an awkward partner, a reputation that has remained through to the time of writing. 8th May - New British government has a unique opportunity to reposition Britain as an engaged and leading member of the European Union; Other publications on this policy. 20th May - The consequences of a British exit from the European Union.


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British Membership of the European Community (Reference Pamphlet) by Central Office of Information Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Accession of the United Kingdom to the European Communities (EC) – the collective term for the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC) – took effect on 1 January This followed ratification of the Accession treaty which was signed in Brussels on 22 January by the Conservative prime.

British membership of the European Community. [Great Britain. Central Office of Information. Reference Division.] Book: All Authors / Contributors: Great Britain. Central Office of Information.

Reference Division. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description. The United Kingdom was a member state of the European Union and of its predecessor the European Communities from 1 January until 31 January Since the foundation of the European Communities, the UK had been an important neighbour and then leading member state, until Brexit ended 47 years (17, days) of membership.

During the UK’s time as a member state two. Contrary to what the title of the book suggests, this impressive study goes far beyond a mere analysis of Britain's first referendum on EC membership. The book also provides an in-depth analysis of Britain's first three years of membership in the European Community and the Heath and Wilson governments' attempts to change the Community from within.

Britain joined the European Community inover twenty years after the first of the European Communities was formed. Within a year, she had established a reputation for being at odds with major Community initiatives and for taking an independent point of An Awkward Partner Stephen George surveys the policies that earned Britain this reputation, recording the role successive British.

The first book-length survey of British policy toward the European community from its membership tothis volume studies the policies that earned Britain a reputation for being at odds with major Community initiatives and for taking an independent point of view.

With the approach of the single European market inthis study offers a valuable account of an area of policy likely to. Professor Stephen George states in his book An Awkward Partner: Britain in the European Community that the UK is an "awkward partner" within the European Union, emphasising that although the UK is not the only EU member state to oppose further EU integration, it is less enthusiastic than most other members.

This engaging and concise text offers the student and the general reader a compact, readable treatment of British membership of the European Union from to the present day. It provides a highly distilled and accessible analysis and overview of some of the parameters and recurring features of Britain’s membership of the European Union.

(). Britain, the common agricultural policy and the challenges of membership in the European Community: a political balancing act. Contemporary British History: Vol.

On 23 JuneBritain voted to leave the European Union. Writing ahead of the vote, historian Robert Saunders looked back at the first UK-wide referendum, held in on the United Kingdom's continued membership of the European Economic Community (EEC), and considers what we can learn from its outcome.

Book Description. This is the second volume in The Official History of Britain and the European Community, and describes the events from up until the British referendum on the Common Market in InGeneral de Gaulle dashed Prime Minister Macmillan’s hopes of taking Britain into the European Community (the Common Market).

Book Description. Volume III of The Official History of Britain and the European Community covers the divisions over Europe of the Labour Government (–79) and the controversies surrounding Britain’s relations with her EEC partners under Margaret Thatcher. As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, this book is the story of the stresses, quarrels, compromises and ambitions which.

The Community is, and needs to be, an evolving institution. One temptation should be avoided – to seek, month after month, to prove that membership of the Community. British Scholar / List of Issues / Volume 1, Issue 2 / Harold Wilson and Europe: Pursuing Britain's Membership of the European Community Melissa Pine.

London and New York: Tauris Academic Studies, x + pp. $ (hardcover). Harold Wilson and Europe: Pursuing Britain's Membership of the European Community (International Library of Political Studies) [Pine, Melissa] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Harold Wilson and Europe: Pursuing Britain's Membership of the European Community (International Library of Political Studies)Reviews: 1. The European Communities (EC), sometimes referred to as the European Community, were three international organizations that were governed by the same set of were the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC or Euratom), and the European Economic Community (EEC); the last of which was renamed the European Community.

The British people voted by two to one to stay in the European Community, but British membership has been controversial ever since. This is the story of why three very different Prime Ministers all concluded that, in the British national interest, there was no viable alternative to joining the Common s: 1.

WINSTON CHURCHILL's Brexit views are highly debated, but now a historian of the World War II prime minister argues he wanted a spiritual European unity, rather than membership of what became the EEC.

Statement on the negotiations concerning Great Britain's accession to the European Economic Community. The European Parliament. Documents of sessionsno.Statement on the negotiations concerning Great Britain's accession to the European Economic Community.

Speech of. BRITAIN’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION by Grzegorz Ronek INTRODUCTION One of the most important factors aff ecting British politics is its member-ship to the European Communities (EC) and latter the European Union 19European Community: Th e Building of a Union, Oxfordp.

Throughout the s and into the 70s, Franco-British relations and British foreign policy were dominated and largely shaped by efforts to convince the French to accept British membership .European Union - Official website of the European Union.

Living, working, travelling in the EU. Information on your rights to live, work, travel and study in another EU country, including access to healthcare and consumer rights.The book’s main accomplishment is that it provides the first detailed analysis of British policy towards the European Community for the entire period from to It is based on painstaking research in primary sources, which Wall utilizes and interprets with extraordinary skill and authority.