Andreotti and the enlargement of the European Communities in the 1980s. Between Europeanism and Atlanticism

Author/s Luca Micheletta
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2020/47 Language Italian
Pages 30 P. 11-40 File size 196 KB
DOI 10.3280/XXI2020-047002
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The essay illustrates Andreotti’s ideas on European integration and some aspects of his political commitment to promote the enlargement of the Communities to Greece, Portugal and Spain after the end of the dictatorships in these countries in the Seventies. The Italian statesman, following De Gasperi’s teaching, worked to maintain them in the Atlantic Alliance and to integrate them into the Communities, aiming to stabilize their recently acquired democracies, to strengthen the Atlantic defensive system in the Mediterranean and to relaunch the perspective of a European Union, which he believed was necessary and inevitable.

Keywords: Giulio Andreotti; Italian Foreign Policy; European Integration; Italian- Greek Relations; Italian-Spanish Relations; Italian-Portuguese Relations

Luca Micheletta, Giulio Andreotti e l’allargamento delle Comunità europee negli anni Ottanta. Tra europeismo e atlantismo in "VENTUNESIMO SECOLO" 47/2020, pp 11-40, DOI: 10.3280/XXI2020-047002