This book provides an overall review of the state of the European Union at a critical time in its evolution, taking full account of the Treaty of Amsterdam, negotiations relating to the enlargement of the EU, and the reality of monetary union. The focus of the book is predominantly but not exclusively legal, and the interdisciplinary approach will ensure it is of interest to a broader constituency than just lawyers. Written by a team of law scholars of international repute, the book is based on the revised papers presented at the Thirteenth Anniversary Conference of the Europa Institute.*Interdisciplinary approach.*Wide ranging scope of topics, commenting on all key areas of European Union.