The Treaty of Nice

Alberta M. Sbragia

in The Oxford Handbook of the European Union

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199546282
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

 The Treaty of Nice

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The Treaty of Nice will be viewed in the history of European integration as a ‘hinge’ between the ‘old’ EU of fifteen West European states and the ‘new’ EU of twenty-seven or more states symbolized by the Lisbon Treaty. This article discusses the background to the Treaty of Nice and the context within which it was negotiated. It then discusses the actors, lays out the most contentious issues that had to be addressed, and concludes with the dynamics of bargaining.

Keywords: Treaty of Nice; European integration; EU; bargaining

Article.  6092 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; European Union

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