European Parliament 100 Books selects Ambassador Jinga’s Book as part of “100 Books on Europe to remember”

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Ambassador Jinga’s book, The European Union in search of the future: European studies, selected as part of  “100 Books on Europe to remember”, summarized by the European Parliament:


Written from the standpoint of an expert directly involved in shaping the Community, this work provides an overview of the most important moments and decisions in European policy making over the period 2003-2007, which led to reform of the EU institutions and whose main aim was to adjust the functioning of an EU of 27 or more Member States to the challenges of the 21st Century.

The book consists of a series of articles that describe chronologically the new legal arrangements and institutional innovations that enabled harmonisation of the apparently irreconcilable positions of the leading players in the construction of Europe – namely the EU Member States, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the General Secretariat of the Council, from the launch of the Convention on the Future of Europe (28 February 2002) to the signing of the Treaty of Lisbon (13 December 2007).

The author expresses the hope that the amazing European adventure, which began in 1950 with the Schuman Declaration and has continued through to the adoption of the Treaty of Lisbon, will in the near future lead to a European Union of continental scale that is united in diversity, integrated and mutually supportive, and is able to promote the common values of its peoples and fulfil its role as an effective global player on the international scene.