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Negotiating EMU Around the German Model: Agenda‐Setting Under the Kohl Chancellorship, 1982–1989

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.003.0009
 Negotiating EMU Around the German Model: Agenda‐Setting Under the Kohl Chancellorship, 1982–1989

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Kohl's beliefs about EMU and governing style are examined, along with the policy ideas of Stoltenberg and the power of the Finance Ministry and of the Bundesbank over EMU. Particular attention is paid to attempts to fend off challenges to develop the EMS. Crucial to this account is the role of Genscher and then of Kohl in preparing the Hanover European Council and in sustaining the political initiative by binding in the Bundesbank through Pöhl's role in the Delors Committee. The role and impact of German unification was central to the reframing of EMU in 1989–90 and to Kohl's leadership role.

Keywords: Bundesbank; Delors Committee; EMS; Hans‐Dietrich Genscher; German unification; governing style; Hanover; Helmut Kohl; Karl‐Otto Pöhl; Gerhard Stoltenberg

Chapter.  31769 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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