The Impact of Council's Internal Decision-Making Rules on the Future EU
Turku School of Economics - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)
CESifo Working Paper No. 2195
This paper deals with the voting rules in the EU Council. Both internal and external impact of the voting rules are evaluated. Internal impact affects the distribution of power among the member states and external impact affects power relations between the main decision-making bodies in the EU. One of the main lessons of the analysis is clearly to explain why the design of Council voting rules has required so much bargaining and cumbersome marathon negotiations.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 28
Keywords: European integration, Council of Ministers, power
JEL Classification: C70, D71, H77working papers series
Date posted: January 23, 2008
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