Peoples Europe

Peoples Europe in Europe

Description of Peoples Europe

The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes peoples europe in the following terms: [1] The term People’s Europe was coined in 1984 by the European Council, which set up a committee presided over by an Italian, Pietro Adonnino, to explore ways to strengthen the European identity. Among the Adonnino Committee’s recommendations were a Euro-lottery (an idea scotched by the British), European citizenship, the European passport, the European flag, a uniform electoral procedure, mutual recognition of qualifications, common postage stamps, an Ombudsman and proposals to improve the workings of the single market. Many of these suggestions were adopted. When the UK assumed the presidency in 1998 the phrase People’s Europe was revived, reflecting the aspiration of Prime Minister Tony Blair for a more user-friendly Community and mirroring the People’s Britain image on which the Labour Party had successfully campaigned its way to power.


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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