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Trading blocks in Europe

Christa Tobler gives a brief introduction to the theory on economic integration and refers to the existence of trading blocks in Europe.

Governmental agreements on economic integration in Europe reflect different stages that are distinguished in the theory of economic integration.

In Europe, many countries, including Switzerland, have entered into agreements on economic matters. These agreements reflect different levels of economic integration, from the free trade area to the customs union, the internal market and economic and monetary union, or a combination of some of these.

A chart with theoretical steps to economic integration with their relevance for the European Union (EU) and an interactive map showing the Member States of the EU can be found below.

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