Culture and the European Union in a Global Context

  title={Culture and the European Union in a Global Context},
  author={Christopher J. Gordon},
The EU, having been established as a "single market," has long been used to dealing with trade in cultural commodities. However, it only acquired rather limited legal competence to intervene in cultural policy in 1993. The principle of subsidiarity enshrined in the legislation gives protection to the national culture policies of the member states while specifically excluding harmonization. EU action is therefore restricted to minor grant schemes and supplementary European cooperation… CONTINUE READING