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         3.2    EUROPEAN  TREATIES
            3.2.1    Objectives
     The fundamental objectives  of the Treaty of Rome (1957) are stated in its article 2:
         [...]   to promote an harmonious development of the economic activities in the whole   Community, a continuous and well-balanced expansion, an increased stability, a raising of the life levels   [...]
      The Treaty of Maestricht   (1992) is more still constraining. It adds:


          [...]   a high degree of convergence of the economic performances, a high level of employment and social protection ,the raising of the level and the quality of the life, economic and social cohesion and solidarity between the States members  [...]   
       Treaty of Amsterdam have these same objectives.   
          3.2.1    Means imposed by the Treaties
    There is nothing to say on the ambitious objectives which precede. The trouble is that the following articles of these same treaties which fix the means to be used - in particular article 110 of The Treaty of Rome - were written, undoubtedly because of ignorance of writers,  by taking as a starting point the the agreements of GATT (1947), conceived themselves under American influence, and which does not make it possible to achieve these goals and even them are contrary.
   The same error was made in 1960 in the drafting of the convention of O.C.D.E.
    It is all the European construction which is spoiled at the bases by these erroneous proposals , admitted at the time without discussion. These proposals are based on the erroneous application of a correct theory : The Theory of Compared Costs .
     When one remembers that Maurice Allais is the inventor of the Theory of the Compared Costs, which was worth to him to obtain in 1988 the Nobel Prize of Economic Sciences, one is well obliged to admit that he's well placed to make its application, or  to dispute the application which is done.
     Maurice Allais explains in details in his book in what the Theory of the Compared Costs was badly applied. That exceeds the framework of this summary and  the reader who would like to look further into this subject will be able   to refer to the work (page 228 and following)..
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