European Economic History
The historical concept of „Europe“ as a unityHistorical development of the European economic integration Ideas of pooling economic interests – trade agreementsFramework of treatiesThe problem of agriculture: CAP Aspects of the EC‘s success after WWIIThe framework of the union: the development of common institutions Concepts of regional integration & legal dimensionsThe economics of European integration: EU market integration, monetary in-tegration, policy integrationEU budget and structural policies EU external relationsThe issue of enlargement The historical division of Eastern and Western Europe: the concept of „Central Europe“The economies of the EU member states EU’s success and future in the 21st century
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After attending the class the student has a comprehensive knowledge of the historical and economic development of the European Union from the beginning till today. The main focus is on economic developments inside the European Union in the last decades and the students are invited to look at future trends in the European Union based on the economic and historical insight they have gained in the lecture.