Impact of German-French Institutional bilateral on the EU integration

Document Type : Research Paper




This paper examines the role of institutions and regimes of the European Coal and Steel Community and the Treaty of Elysée in the development and institutionalization of bilateral relations between Germany and France in the framework of neoliberal institutional ism theory. The research hypothesis is the Coal and steel community and the Elysée Treaty as a regional entity regime, has contributed to the profit motive and competition between France and Germany and development of cooperation between the two countries. The results show that the Coal and Steel Community and the Elysée Treaty as two independent entities, by providing and sharing information and trade and anti-cartel legislation Have played an important role in the development of bilateral cooperation, Germany and France and subsequently in Europe Union integration. Studies also show that there are mutual relations between the European institutions and German-France bilateral cooperation, On the one hand, European institutions facilitate cooperation between the two countries, On the other hand the expansion of cooperation between the two countries it is the evolutionary development of European institutions.
Keywords: institutionalized bilateralism, Germany, France, the neo-liberal institutionalism, European Union integration.


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