The Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) resulted from the convergence of ideas about the aim of monetary policy and the design of EMU. It will lead to a further revival of the EU if there remains a clear consensus and widespread support for common ideas on the objectives of economic and monetary policy. On the other hand, the EMU may pose a serious risk to the integration process if its costs and benefits are unevenly spread across EU member states, sectors, regions, and citizens.
Keywords: Economic and Monetary Union; monetary policy; economic policy; European Union; integration
Chapter. 8295 words.
Subjects: European Union
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