Nicoll, William. (1995) "The New Council". In: UNSPECIFIED, Charleston, South Carolina. (Unpublished)
[From the Introduction] The Council was the institution most profoundly affected, by its own fiat, by the Treaty on European Union. It was now supported by one pillar hitherto concealed from sight (Justice and Home Affairs, JHA) and another effectively put in place by the Single European Act (SEA) but rebuilt from the ground up (Common Foreign and Security Policy, CFSP). In the architecture, a passage-way was built from the third pillar to the first. Foundations were marked out, but no concreting begun, for another possible pillar, Common Defense Policy. The hitherto unrecognised principle of variable geometry was sanctified. Union legislation was circumscribed by the principle subsidiarity (in English political parlance "national supremacy".) The Council resolved to make itself more transparent. Alone of the institutions, it changed its name, to "Council of the European Union".
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