The Treaty of Nice and qualified majority voting
We analyse and evaluate three decision rules for the Council of Ministers of the EU, which are prescribed by the `definitive form' of the Treaty of Nice. The first will apply from 2005 to the present 15-member EU, if it will not have been enlarged by then. The second or third will apply to an enlarged 27-member EU. We conclude that the first of these is an improvement on the current decision rule; but the other two have extremely undesirable features.
Volume (Year): 18 (2001)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
|Note:||Received: 23 February 2001/Accepted: 26 March 2001|
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