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Title Britain's future in Europe : reform, renegotiation, repatriation or secession? / edited by Michael Emerson ; contributors: Graham Avery [and twelve others]
Published Brussels : Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) ; London : Rowman & Littlefield International, [2015]
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Contents Britain's Future In Europe; TABLE OF CONTENTS; Glossary; About the authors; Preface; Executive Summary -- Common sense and noble ideas; Part I -- Questions; 1. What is the Balance of Competences Review?; 2. What are the EU's competences?; Box 1. The competences of the European Union as defined in the Lisbon Treaty; 3. What are the underlying issues?; Part II -- Evidence; 1. Core single market policies; 1.1 Single market overview; 1.2 Free movement of goods; 1.3 Free movement of services; 1.4 Free movement of capital and financial services; 1.5 Free movement of people
1.6 Competition and consumer policies1.7 Foreign trade and investment; 2. Sectoral policies; 2.1 Transport; 2.2 Energy; 2.3 Environment and climate change; 2.4 Agriculture; 2.5 Fisheries; 2.6 Food safety and animal welfare; 2.7 Public health; 2.8 Digital information rights; 3. Economic, monetary and social policies; 3.1 Economic and monetary union; List of Boxes and Figure; Figure 1. UK economic performance relative to the eurozone, 1993-2016; 3.2 Social and employment policy; 3.3 Cohesion policy; 3.4 EU budget; 3.5 Taxation; 4. Justice and home affairs; 4.1 Fundamental rights
4.2 Civil judicial cooperation4.3 Police and criminal law cooperation; 4.4 Asylum and non-EU immigration; 5. Education, research and culture; 5.1 Education, vocational training and youth; 5.2 Research and space; 5.3 Culture, tourism and sport; 6. External relations; 6.1 Foreign and security policy; 6.2 Development cooperation and humanitarian aid; 6.3 Enlargement; 7. General issues; 7.1 Voting, consular services and statistics; 7.2 Subsidiarity and proportionality (S & P); Part III -- Conclusions; 1. By groups of policies; 2. By reform, renegotiation, or repatriation
Box 2. Administrative Burden Reduction Plus Programme (ABR+): priority simplificationsBox 3. A cosmopolitan London narrative; 3. Contemplating secession; Box 4. Secession procedure in Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty; Box 5. Statements by business leaders on the prospect of British secession from the EU; Appendix A. Balance of Competences Review -- Schedule of the British government's work; Index
Summary If the Conservative Party wins the 2015 general election, Prime Minister David Cameron has promised the British people that a referendum on the country's future in the European Union will take place in 2017. A decision of this gravity needs to be made with the fullest understanding of its consequences, based on facts. This book offers a succinct, objective and comprehensive review of the evidence, the source of which is the British government's own research project, Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union. This Review draws together over 3,000 pages of independent assessments of whether the distribution of powers between the EU and the member states is right or needs to be changed. The case for policy reform, renegotiation or repatriation of powers is presented across 32 different policy areas. The picture that emerges is far more nuanced and refined than the rhetoric that surrounds this crucial debate on Britain's future in Europe would suggest. The authors offer an analysis of the evidence and invite readers to draw their own conclusions from the information they present
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject European Union.
Review of the balance of competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union
Form Electronic book
Author Avery, Graham, 1943- contributor
Emerson, Michael, 1940- editor of compilation
ISBN 1783483733 (electronic bk)
9781783483730 (electronic bk)