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Title The Treaty of Nice : actor preferences, bargaining and institutional choice / edited by Finn Laursen
Published Leiden [Netherlands] ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff, 2006


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 564 pages)
Series Constitutional law library, 1871-4110 ; 1
Constitutional law library ; 1.
Contents Preface; List of Contributors; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction: Overview of the Intergovernmental Conference 2000 and the Treaty of Nice (Finn Laursen); Section 1 National Preference Formation; Chapter 2: Austria: Between Size and Sanctions (Kathrin Blanck); Chapter 3: Belgium: More Catholic than the Pope? (Bart Kerremans); Chapter 4: Denmark: The Battle to Avoid a Referendum (Finn Laursen); Chapter 5: Germany: A Story of Saving Face (Christian Engel); Chapter 6: Finland: ""We Have to Live With This Result"" (Esko Antola)
Chapter 7: France: Presidency Roles and National Interests (Adriaan Schout and Sophie Vanhoonacker)Chapter 8: Greece: Continuity and Change (Panos Tsakaloyannis and Spyros Blavoukos); Chapter 9: Ireland: A Tale of Two Referenda (Ben Tonra); Chapter 10: Italy: When Individual Actors Make the Difference (Federiga Bindi); Chapter 11: Luxembourg: Balancing EU and National Interests (Nicolas Mackel); Chapter 12: The Netherlands: From Principles to Pragmatism (Sander Luitwieler and Alfred Pijpers); Chapter 13: Portugal: The Fight Against the 'Big' Ones (Ana Maria Guerra Martins)
Chapter 14: Spain: The Need to Sell a Victory (Felipe Basabe Lloréns)Chapter 15: Sweden: In the Shadow of Enlargement? (Christer Karlsson and Anna-Carin Svensson); Chapter 16: United Kingdom: New Approach and New Influence? (Henrik Larsen); Chapter 17: Poland and the Other Candidate Countries: Influencing the Treaty from the Sidelines (Maciej Wilga); Section 2 Institutional Actors; Chapter 18: The European Parliament and the European Commission: 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' (Christine Neuhold)
Chapter 19: The European Commission and Council Secretariat: How They Gained Some Influence (Derek Beach)Section 3 Interstate Bargaining; Chapter 20: Re-weighting of Votes and Composition of Commission: When Size Matters (Finn Laursen); Chapter 21: Qualified Majority Voting: A Joint but Failed Search for Efficiency Building (Andreas Maurer); Chapter 22: Enhanced Cooperation: Lowering the Restrictions -- And Creating the Basis of a Hard Core? (Laura Lund Olsen); Section 4 The Parallel Processes; Chapter 23: European Security and Defence Policy: Coming of Age? (Sten Rynning)
Chapter 24: The Charter of Fundamental Rights: Novel Method on the Way to the Nice Treaty (Cristina Pineda Polo and Monica den Boer)Section 5 Conclusions; Chapter 25: Explaining the Treaty of Nice: Beyond Liberal Intergovernmentalism? (Finn Laursen); Chapter 26: The Post-Nice Agenda: Towards a New 'Constitutional' Treaty? (Finn Laursen); Index
Summary Giving an analysis of the making of the Treaty of Nice, the treaty of the European Union, adopted in 2000. This book analyses the interests and strategies of the various actors, including the 15 Member States, during the negotiations and tries to explain the main institutional changes, such as the re-weighting of votes in the Council of Ministers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject European Council -- History
European Commission -- History
SUBJECT European Commission fast
European Council fast
Treaty on European Union (1992 February 7). Protocols, etc. (2001 February 26)
Treaty on European Union (1992 February 7) fast
Subject Executive power -- European Union countries -- History
Legislative power -- European Union countries -- History
LAW -- International.
Executive power
Legislative power
European Union.
Intergovernmental Conference.
Treaty of Nice amending the Treaty on European Union, the Treaties establishing the European Communities and certain related Acts (Nice, 26 February 2001)
European integration.
European Union countries
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Laursen, Finn.
ISBN 9789047417484