Agenda 2000

Agenda 2000 in Europe

Description of Agenda 2000

The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes agenda 2000 in the following terms: [1] The Commission’s perspective for the millennium, prepared in 1997. The centrepiece of the report was a strategy for enlargement of the EU by admitting the former communist countries of Eastern Europe (see more in this European encyclopedia). The addition of so many new members would require alterations in the EU’s voting and institutional arrangements and would raise the cost of the Common Agricultural Policy and the structural funds, resulting in either a reallocation of subsidies among member states or an increase in the Community budget. Agenda 2000therefore proposed reforms in these areas and sketched out a financial framework for the years 2000-06.

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Notas y References

  1. Based on the book “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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