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Constitution, cohesion: conflicting views from the Czech Republic

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The aim of the paper is firstly provision of an analysis of the perception of the EU a year after the accession. It is shown that the population of the Czech Republic is shortly after accession rather sceptic about the EU integration. This serves as a context for a discussion the European Constitutional Treaty which proceeded both among public and politicians until French and Dutch NO in late Spring 2005. Finally, some observations are made on relation between Constitution and cohesion.

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  • J. Blažek, 2006. "Constitution, cohesion: conflicting views from the Czech Republic," Departmental Working Papers 2006-04, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods at Università degli Studi di Milano.
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    Keywords

    EU Constitution; Cohesion policy; Czech Republic;

    JEL classification:

    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration
    • P11 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Planning, Coordination, and Reform
    • H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism

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