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The Political Problem of Reconciling Domestic and International Interests in EMU: The Legacy of Barre, Giscard D'estaing, and Pompidou

Kenneth Dyson and Kevin Featherstone

in The Road To Maastricht

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780198296386
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599125 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019829638X.003.0004
 The Political Problem of Reconciling Domestic and International Interests in EMU: The Legacy of Barre, Giscard D'estaing, and Pompidou

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De Gaulle's views on EMU are compared with those of his Finance Minister Giscard d’Estaing. French policy towards the Hague Summit and the Werner Report is analysed, in particular the views and strategy of Pompidou. The Giscard Presidency is explored from the problems of the ‘Snake’ to the idea of a ‘new Bretton Woods for Europe’, beginning with the ERM and leading to EMU by a process of evolution.

Keywords: EMU; ERM; Valéry Giscard d’Estaing; France; Charles De Gaulle; Hague Summit; Georges Pompidou; Snake; Werner Report; Bretton Woods

Chapter.  12394 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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