Greece in the European Union
Edited by Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos, Argyris G. Passas
Published December 18th 2003 by Routledge – 184 pages
Series: Europe and the Nation State
The contributors collected here discuss the patterns of continuity and change, success and failure observed in seven policy areas - environment, social regulation, regional policy, the single market, agriculture, EMU and foreign policy - in order to investigate how policy formulated and implemented in Greece has changed as a result of EU membership; why Greek authorities have managed to implement EU policy more successfully in some policy areas than in others and whether Greek public opinion vis-à-vis the EU changed over time.
This book argues that although the widely-held belief that Greece is a laggard in a number of policy areas is not inaccurate, the pattern of Greek membership of the EU is much more complex, not least because it contains success stories. It will be of interest to students and researchers of the European Union, public policy and Greek politics.