EEC-EFTA: More Than Just Good Friends

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EEC-EFTA: More Than Just Good Friends

Edited by J. Jamar and H. Wallace
College of Europe, 1988
374 pp.
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If the European Community carries out its plans for 1992, what will be the effect on the European Free Trade Area, which comprises the other countries of Western Europe? Perhaps, says Helen Wallace of Chatham House, "an experiment in living together has to be made, with a decision about marriage later." Other participants in the proceedings of a conference at the College of Europe in Bruges in 1988 are more skeptical about any general arrangement. Bilateral approaches may be more promising since, as P. Wijkman of the EFTA secretariat says, "Several EFTA countries are more integrated with the Community than are most Community members." Though inconclusive, the material in this book is rich and goes well beyond familiar economic issues.

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