Salazar, London and the Process of Europe Integration up until the Signing of the Treaty of Rome

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Abstract

This article aims to shed some light on the political and ideological agendas of both London and Lisbon during the process leading up to the signing of the Treaty of Rome, on 25 March 1957. It focuses on four main questions. The frst one is on how the colonial issue still influenced their attitudes towards the process of European integration. The second one explores how the risks of isolation conditioned their understanding of the commercial and economic potential of a European common market. The third question addresses their inability to identify themselves with the principles and values of the European project. The fourth one seeks to ascertain the views exchanged between the British and Portuguese governments on issues such as the customs union, the common market and the free trade area.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-293
Number of pages33
JournalRevista de Estudos Anglo-Portugueses
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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