Stuttgart Declaration

Stuttgart Declaration in Europe

Description of Stuttgart Declaration

The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes stuttgart declaration in the following terms: [1] Now almost forgotten, like the Genscher-Colombo Plan which preceded and prompted it, the Stuttgart Declaration of 1983 was made by the European Council and presaged the transformation of the Community into the European Union. It began the process of curtailing the national right of veto, increasing the powers of the European Parliament and advancing the single market, as well as urging greater co-operation in the political, economic, industrial and security fields. More than a decade after President Charles de Gaulle’s retirement it signalled France’s conversion to the cause of federalism. Intent on her budget negotiations over the British rebate, Prime Minister MargaretThatcher accepted the Declaration, properly known as the Solemn Declarationon European Union, perhaps underestimating the encroachment on national sovereignty that it threatened. The Declaration led to the Dooge Committee on institutional reform and the Adonnino Committee on a People’s Europe, both of which made proposals which were to find expression in the Single European Act of 1986 and the Maastricht Treaty of 1992.


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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