Cronache europee 2011

 

 

The 2011 European Chronicles open with a short summary of the major events of the year, such as the adoption of the so-called “six pack”, the start of the European semester, the approval of the new “Euro Plus” Pact, the creation of the European Stability Mechanism – ESM. Thereafter, the European Chronicles discuss the most relevant institutional changes, the relationships between citizens and EU institutions, the main evolutions in the economic and monetary union. They illustrate the recent developments in EU regulatory functions (internal market, electronic communications, competition, State aids, social policy, health and consumer protection, environmental protection) and distributive functions (common agriculture policy, research and technology, education and culture), and in the EU financial programming and budget. The Chronicles end with the analysis of the developments in the area of freedom, security and justice, in the external relations of the EU and in the field of the common foreign and security policy.