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  • Released June 1, 2005
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AFTER the FTAA: Lessons from Europe for the Americas

With the talks for a free trade agreement for the entire Western Hemisphere on the brink of collapse, this report offers lessons from the EU for an alternative approach to integration.

Full report in Spanish: DESPUÉS del ALCA:  Lecciones de Europa para las Américas

The European Union is a unique experiment in a broad approach to integration that has attempted to reduce economic and social disparities between rich and poor countries and within member nations.  This report, available in English and Spanish, highlights some of the lessons from the EU experience that are relevant to the debate over integration in the Western Hemisphere.