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An Introduction to European Intergovernmental Organizations by Marc Cogen

By Marc Cogen

An creation to eu Intergovernmental corporations presents an updated and obtainable connection with eu intergovernmental enterprises except the eu Union. the european is so dominant that individuals frequently omit the multitude of older and more moderen, smaller and bigger intergovernmental enterprises rooted within the historical past of latest Europe which proceed to assist form its destiny. The really expert personality of those enterprises provides worth to cooperation in Europe as an entire, creates everlasting channels of verbal exchange despite ecu club and permits the chance for non-European involvement via corporations akin to the ecu financial institution for Reconstruction and improvement and NATO. It additionally permits sub local teams of states, reminiscent of the Nordic international locations or the Benelux international locations to exist and convey their very own identification through their very own firms. This e-book seems to be on the historical past of Non-EU agencies, their decision-making features, club guidelines, felony powers activities and interactions with one another and the eu Union. A uniform scheme of research is used to make eu intergovernmental agencies related and through learning them we achieve a deeper realizing and perception into eu affairs.

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However, the member states shall endeavour to eliminate gradually remaining discrimination, which they may maintain in accordance with Annexes L to O. The four EFTA member states have made important reservations to the EFTA Convention by means of Annexes. They should be carefully consulted when applying the EFTA Convention. 6 Andreas Ziegler, Wechselwirkungen zwischen Bilateralismus und Multilateralismus: das Beispiel der Freihandelsabkommen der EFTA-Staaten, Basel, Europainstitut, 2003. 32 An Introduction to European Intergovernmental Organizations D.

It includes 21 Annexes (Annexes A to U) and one protocol on the free movement of persons between Switzerland and Liechtenstein. A Final Act was also added. 4 Also Protocol 40 to the European Economic Area Agreement declares that Norway has the right to exempt the territory of Svalbard from the application of the EEA Agreement. 5 EFTA is an international organization pursuant to Article 1 of the EFTA Convention. B. Membership Iceland (1970), Liechtenstein (1991), Norway (1960), Switzerland (1960).

The Benelux secretariat-General is led by a SecretaryGeneral and a College consisting of the Secretary-General and two vice-Secretaries-General, appointed by the Committee of Ministers for a term of five years. The Secretary-General makes a proposal concerning the working programme, assists the Committee of Ministers, the Benelux Council and the many administrative groups. The secretariat also serves as the secretariat of the Benelux Court of Justice. The Secretary-General is responsible for drafting the annual budget and communicates it to the Committee of Ministers.

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