Presses de Sciences Po
L'état de l'Union européenne 2007
Title L'état de l'Union européenne 2007
Subtitle L'Europe des biens publics
Authors Jean-Paul Fitoussi, Jacques Le Cacheux
Collection Coéditions
Publisher Presses de Sciences Po
Co-publisher Fayard
Audience 06 Professional and scholarly
Title First Published 07 February 2007
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: JP

Format Paperback
Nb of pages 300 p.
ISBN-10 2-7246-1031-4
ISBN-13 978-2-7246-1031-4
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782724610314
Publication Date 07 February 2007
Main content page count 300
Weight 350 gr


The debate about the European Constitution demonstrated that the French want to understand and to love Europe. This edition of The State of the European Union wagers that the year 2007 will be for the Union one of renewal, and of beginning afresh with a new foundation.

The context of 2007 is historic : Germany takes office from January to July, the fiftieth anniversary of the treaty of Rome (March 25, 1957) is celebrated, and France redefines its European focus after the elections.

This book means to contribute to the European reconstruction for which our country has hoped. This is why the book opens with a "Manifesto for the Public Good of Europe." In effect, the definition and the supply of the "European public good” (available work, development, progress in knowledge and of its transmission, public services, protection of the environment, energy independence) are otherwise more essential to the well-being of populations and to the future of the European vision than the scrupulous respect of doctrinal criteria of monetary and budgetary stability.

The several following chapters support, elaborate, and extend the analyses of the Manifesto. They set the scene for the European revival, while showing the limits and reconsidering the results of the referendums on the European Constitution in order to extract the collective preferences of Europeans on economic matters. Finally, these chapters propose a panorama of European structural politics, starting with the budget of the Union, which must be reformed in order to become an instrument for a new European progress.

This book is derived from efforts lead by a think tank directed by Jean-Paul Fitoussi and Jacques le Cacheux, at the heart of the OFCE. The participants were Jérôme Creel, David Laborde, Éloi Laurent and Georges Pujals.


L'Europe des biens publics
Manifeste pour une réforme de la constitution économique européenne

PREMIÈRE PARTIE Conjoncture économique et agenda de Lisbonne
Chapitre 1 La fin des années de vaches maigres ?
Chapitre 2 « La stratégie de Lisbonne » toujours engluée dans la tactique de Bruxelles

DEUXIÈME PARTIE Préférences collectives et stratégies nationales
Chapitre 3 Les référendums sur « la constitution européenne » : non-sens ou sens des « non » ?
Chapitre 4 L'importance d'être petit : taille des pays et prospérité économique dans l'Union européenne
Chapitre 5 La nouvelle désinflation compétitive européenne

TROISIÈME PARTIE Budget européen, marché unique et politique commerciale
Chapitre 6 Budget européen : les mirages du juste retour
Chapitre 7 L'Europe bancaire
Chapitre 8 La politique commerciale de l'Union européenne