In View of Ratification: Governmental Preferences and Domestic Constraints at the Amsterdam Intergovernmental Conference

@inproceedings{Hug2002InVO,
  title={In View of Ratification: Governmental Preferences and Domestic Constraints at the Amsterdam Intergovernmental Conference},
  author={Simon Hug and Thomas W. Koenig},
  year={2002}
}
On 30 March 1999, the French government submitted its ratiŽ cation papers for the Amsterdam Treaty to the Italian government and thus allowed the new treaty of the European Union (EU) to come into force on 1 May 1999. This completed a ratiŽ cation process that hardly stirred the public’s attention in the member states, especially as compared to the involuntary defections in the ratiŽ cation process of the Maastricht Treaty. Governments were extremely cautious with the Amsterdam Treaty, seeking… CONTINUE READING

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