European Cohesion?: Contradictions in EU Integration by Chris Rumford

By Chris Rumford

This booklet addresses the matter of solidarity within the eu Union. It examines european unity rules and different regulations which considerably decrease the chance of unity being completed. It demanding situations the concept that nearby coverage is a kind of wealth distribution. It argues that solidarity, instead of being an goal in its personal correct, has been systematically redefined as a device of competitiveness, and that neo-liberal monetary priorities have ended in the privileging of local autonomy over cohesion.

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5–6) makes the following observations. At first sight the economic performance of Ireland over the period 1973–90 appears exceptional. Per capita GDP rose much more quickly than in the other cohesion countries, from 59 per cent of the EU12 average in 1973, to 69 per cent in 1990. He argues that this apparent progress is mainly a statistical illusion. Mathews believes that GNP per head is a more reliable indicator of Ireland’s economic performance as it demonstrates that Ireland’s position vis-à-vis the rest of the EU has hardly changed over the past three decades.

Chris Rumford 2000 20 European Cohesion? embraces the idea of harmonious development with a geographical dimension. Article 130a of the Treaty on European Union states that cohesion stands for, ‘reducing disparities between the levels of development of the various regions and the backwardness of the least favoured regions’ (CEC, 1996a, p. 13), where development is measured in terms of GDP or levels of unemployment. The ‘problem of cohesion’, frequently referred to in discussions of EU policy, should be understood as the persistence or widening of economic disparities between member states and/or their regions, despite attempts by the EU to ameliorate the problem.

More support for the thesis that Structural Funds work to support the market is provided by the relatively large amounts of unspent regional aid in the European Union. A lot of money made available to underdeveloped regions is never claimed by the recipient countries, either because of bureaucratic inefficiency or lack of organisation, or because they are incapable of absorbing the funds on offer. The size of the underspend in considerable; ECU 20 billion over the period since 1986 (Financial Times, 29 July 1996).

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