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The Power of the Presidency in EU Council Decision-making

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Schalk, Jelmer; Torenvlied, René; Weesie, Jeroen; Stokman, Frans

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Abstract Research on the presidency of the EU shows mixed results. Although most scholars agree that the EU presidency is not able to advance its domestic interests in the European forum, Tallberg (2006) provides evidence for presidency effects. In the present paper, we empirically estimate presidency-based power in the Council of the European Union on the DEU data — a large-scale data set containing EU policy issues from various policy areas. We show that holding the presidency does significantly and positively contribute to the bargaining power of member states, but only in the final stages of decision-making.
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture; European Politics
Free Keywords EU decision-making; EU presidenc; power;
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
Page/Pages p. 229-250
Journal European Union Politics, 8 (2007) 2
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1465116507076431
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)