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Analysis of QM Rule adopted by the Council of the European Union, Brussels, 23 June 2007

By Dan Felsenthal and Moshé Machover


We analyse and assess the qualified majority (QM) decision rule for the Council of Ministers of the EU, adopted at the Council of the European Union, Brussels, 23 June 2007. This rule is essentially the same as that adopted at the Inter-Governmental Conference, Brussels, 18 June 2004. We compare this rule with the QM rule prescribed in the Treaty of Nice, and the scientifically-based rule known as the ‘Jagelonian Compromise’

Topics: JN Political institutions (Europe)
Publisher: London School of Economics and Political Science
Year: 2007
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