Reforming the European Union examines the key debates and developments in the EU from the signing of the Treaty on European Union in 1992 through to the entry into force of the Treaty of Amsterdam in 1999. Divided into three parts, the book focuses on institutional reforms, major policy areas and emerging constitutional issues in the Union. Each chapter identifies the main issues in the 1996/7 Intergovernmental Conference, explores the pressures for and the obstacles to reform, and assesses the achievements and shortcomings of the Treaty of Amsterdam. *Analyses key debates stemming from the Maastricht Treaty and the Treaty of Amsterdam and explores the main issues concerning the future of the European Union. *Analyses the likely future of the EU following the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) which is likely to be even more significant for the future of Europe than the Maastricht Treaty. *Adopts an interdisciplinary approach, combining perspectives from political science, economics, and law.