The general progress of the Community toward increased “federalism” seems as persistent and steady as it once was in the United States. That the Community elected another starting point, and at times seems to travel a far different road, does not mean that the final destination is different as well. Compare, for example, “federalism” in the United States and European Community in just two areas that are hallmarks of central government policy: agriculture and taxation.
Thomas C. Fischer,
"Federalism" in the European Community and the United States: A Rose by Any Other Name….,
17 Fordham Int'l L.J. 389
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