A Europe Made of Money: the emergence of the European by Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol

By Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol

A Europe made up of Money is a brand new heritage of the making of the eu financial process (EMS), in accordance with huge archive learn. Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol highlights long term tactics within the financial and fiscal negotiations within the decade best as much as the founding of the EMS in 1979. the 1st is a transnational studying approach related to a robust, networked ecu financial elite that formed a behavior of cooperation between technocrats. the second one stresses the significance of the eu Council, which held common conferences among heads of presidency starting in 1974, giving EEC legitimacy to financial projects that had formerly concerned semisecret and bilateral negotiations. The interplay of those positive aspects replaced the EMS from a reasonably trivial piece of administrative company to a drastically vital political agreement.

The inception of the EMS was once greeted as one of many landmark achievements of neighborhood cooperation, a tremendous breakthrough within the production of a unified Europe. but Mourlon-Druol's account stresses that the EMS is way greater than a hit tale of monetary cooperation. The technical feedback made via its architects display how country elites conceptualized the bigger venture of integration. And their financial coverage grew to become a marker for the belief of ecu id. the disclosing of the EMS, Mourlon-Druol concludes, represented the convergence of fabric pursuits and symbolic, identity-based concerns.

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