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Weighting votes in the Council: Towards a 'Warsaw compromise'? CEPS Commentaries, 20 June 2007

Gros, Daniel and Kurpas, Sebastian and Widgren, Mika. (2007) Weighting votes in the Council: Towards a 'Warsaw compromise'? CEPS Commentaries, 20 June 2007. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    One of the key obstacles to a swift agreement on how to reform the EU institutions is the belated insistence of Poland to reopen the issue of voting weights in the Council. The system unanimously agreed in the Constitutional Treaty (CT) foresaw a double majority system under which a (qualified) majority requires two elements: at least 55% of the member states accounting for at least 65% of the EU’s population.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > Constitution for Europe
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > Council of Ministers
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > decision making/policy-making
    Countries > Poland
    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) > CEPS Commentaries
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2009
    Page Range: p. 2
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:15
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11614

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