Regional and local government in the European Union: responsibilities and resources
Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2000 - Political Science - 242 pages
This study presents the results of a survey of regional and local government structures in each of the Member States of the EU. It analyses their financial and bargaining power and their ability to take on tasks implement European Policy. There are chapters on each country introduced by a summary box that contains the key findings. There are also introductory chapters that give an overview of the findings and show ways that EU policy initiatives may have strategic implications for regional and local government.
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the impact of EU policy on regional and local government
EFFECTS OF EU LEGISLATION ON REGIONAL AND LOCAL
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