chapter  21
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The European Community’s Databases as Sources of Subnational Information

WithMarc Vuijlsteke

Within the framework of the European policy-making process, it may seem paradoxical to stress the importance of subnational, regional, or local levels of administration of governments. Indeed, the creation of the European Community must be considered in the context of postwar reconstruction and, being set up from the beginning as a supranational or, at the least, a plurinational organization, its interests were certainly not focused primarily on the subnational level.