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The Presidency within the EU’s Institutional Balance and its Evolution

  • Simone Bunse
Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Abstract

The EU is a unique or, as some prefer, ‘experimental’55 political and economic construct. Lacking a sovereign centre and homogeneous constitutional demos, it is less than a nation state. However, given that its common supranational institutions perform executive, legislative and judicial functions in areas traditionally the privilege of nation-state power, it is more than an international organisation.56 The tension between state versus non-state defines its compromise design, which is based on a deliberate diffusion of political authority between three pillars of co-operation, the Community institutions, and the Member States.

Keywords

Member State Small State Weighted Vote Lisbon Treaty Commission Proposal 
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© Simone Bunse 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Simone Bunse
    • 1
  1. 1.INCAE Business SchoolCosta Rica

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