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Analysis of QM rule adopted by the EU Inter-Governmental Conference Brussels, 18 June 2004

By Dan S. Felsenthal and Moshé Machover

Abstract

We analyse and evaluate the qualified majority (QM) decision rule for the Council of Ministers of the EU adopted at the EU Inter-Governmental Conference, Brussels, 18 June 2004 [1]. We compare this rule with the QM rule prescribed in the Treaty of Nice, and the rule included in the original draft Constitution proposed by the European Convention in July 2003. We use a method similar to the one we used in [3] and [4]

Topics: JN Political institutions (Europe)
Publisher: London School of Economics and Political Science
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:431
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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    1. (2004). Analysis of QM rules in the draft Constitution for Europe proposed by the European Convention, doi
    2. EUROSTAT (the statistical office of the European Commission): http://europa.eu.int/comm/eurostat/.
    3. EUROSTAT (the statistical office of theE u r o p e a nC o mmission): http://europa.eu.int/comm/eurostat/.
    4. (2001). The Treaty of Nice and qualified majority voting, Social Choice and Welfare 18:431-464. Downloadable from http://www.lse.ac.uk/Depts/cpnss/projects/vp.html doi

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