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Channels of Cooperation: A Case Study of Slovenia’s Presidency of the EU. EPIN Working Paper No. 21, 5 February 2009

Kajnč, Sabin. (2009) Channels of Cooperation: A Case Study of Slovenia’s Presidency of the EU. EPIN Working Paper No. 21, 5 February 2009. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    The success of an EU Presidency depends closely on the cooperation it achieves with other actors in the European political arena. This paper analyses the cooperation established between Slovenian public servants and diplomats and their European counterparts during their country’s term in office as Presidency of the EU in the first half of 2008. The findings are based on a survey conducted among 667 Slovenian public servants, experts and diplomats directly involved in the policy-making process during Slovenia’s Presidency. It looks into the nature, frequency and importance (as rated by Slovenes themselves) of formal and informal cooperation and contacts of Slovenian public servants, experts and diplomats with officials of the Council Secretariat and European Commission as well as national representatives of the other member states. The analysis distinguishes between responses by capital- and Brussels-based staff and also reflects the views of traditional diplomats at Slovenian diplomatic and consular representations. The paper analyses their perception on the cooperation established in selected policy fields in which the Presidency assumed different roles: organiser, broker, leader and national representative.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > European Council-Presidency
    Countries > Slovenia
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > general
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > EPIN Working Papers
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2009
    Page Range: p. 24
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:10
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10743

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