Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Armando García Schmidt

spotlight europe 06/2010: Spain and the end of European illusions

  • 1. edition 2010 (PDF)
  • Free of charge

In a state ceremony held on 12 June 2010, Spain and Portugal celebrated the signing of the accession agreements to the European Economic Community 25 years ago. Accession to the European Economic Community was not only of symbolic importance to the two countries, which were still young democracies at the time. The political and economic balance sheet on membership has been very positive for both countries. And, conversely, it is also true that especially Spain has played an active role in European debates over the past decades, strengthening the process of integration in a positive way.