Volume 7, Issue 2, December 2019, Page: 38-48
The British Attitudes Toward European Union Project of 1975
Victor Chepik, Institute of History, Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation
Received: May 17, 2019;       Accepted: Jun. 26, 2019;       Published: Oct. 16, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.history.20190702.13      View  39      Downloads  6
Abstract
This paper examines the British attitudes toward the issues of the European Community movement to the next stage of integration. The author focuses on the lengthy report on European Union by the Belgian Prime Minister L. Tindemans. The author analyzes three main directions of movement toward political union. They are firstly, the issues of the common foreign policy which proved to be the main reasons for building Europe; secondly, the proposals on economic and monetary union which were the most critical in Britain; thirdly, the institutional developments which were not of a federalist nature and commented on by the British officials in a positive tone. The author argues that those points in the report which did not suit the UK interests, the British government intended to settle down during negotiations by their exception or granting of special conditions to the United Kingdom.
Keywords
L. Tindemans' Report, The European Integration, The Political Union, Common Foreign Policy, The Economic and Monetary Union, Institutional Development
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Victor Chepik, The British Attitudes Toward European Union Project of 1975, History Research. Vol. 7, No. 2, 2019, pp. 38-48. doi: 10.11648/j.history.20190702.13
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