Portugal and the European Union: The ups and downs in 20 years of membership

  title={Portugal and the European Union: The ups and downs in 20 years of membership},
  author={Ant{\'o}nio Goucha Soares},
  journal={Perspectives on European Politics and Society},
  pages={460 - 475}
  • A. Soares
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • Economics
  • Perspectives on European Politics and Society
Abstract In the last 20 years, with the accession to the European Communities, Portugal has undergone a strong process of modernization. At the European level there have also been deep-seated changes, with the continuous deepening and widening of the Union. The connection between those transformations allows for the identification of three different phases that mark the relationship between Portugal and European integration: The Euro-sceptical period, the Euro-enthusiastic phase and the Euro… 
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