Western European Union

Introduction to Western European Union Western European Union (WEU), association of European countries focused on defense and security issues. The WEU grew out of the Brussels Treaty, a cooperative agreement made in 1948 between the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, and […]

European Regional Development Fund

Reducing Economic Differences: European Regional Development Fund Introduction to European Regional Development Fund The European Regional Development Fund is concerned with infrastructure developments proposed by member governments. Since 1989 it has focused on regions with weak economies, […]

Common Agricultural Policy

Common Agricultural Policy in Europe EU Common Policies: Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Introduction to Common Agricultural Policy The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was established by the 1957 Rome treaty that created the European Economic Community. The policy reflected a belief in the […]

European Investment Bank

Reducing Economic Differences: European Investment Bank (EIB) Introduction to European Investment Bank The European Investment Bank (EIB) was established in 1957 under the Rome treaty that created the EEC. Its primary objective is to fund projects that promote European integration. It focuses […]

Amsterdam Treaty

Amsterdam Treaty in Europe History of the European Union: Amsterdam Treaty Introduction to Amsterdam Treaty Popular reactions against some elements of the Maastricht Treaty led to another intergovernmental conference among EU leaders that began in March 1996. This IGC produced the Amsterdam […]