DP4954 The Impact of Turkey's Membership on EU Voting

Author(s): Richard Baldwin, Mika Widgrén
Publication Date: March 2005
Keyword(s): constitutional treaty, EU, Turkey, voting
JEL(s): C71, D71, F02
Programme Areas: International Trade and Regional Economics
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In this paper, we evaluate the impact of Turkey's membership on EU voting. The aspects that we discuss are decision-making efficiency and the distribution of power in the EU's leading decision making body the Council of Ministers. We compare two alternative Council voting rules: those accepted in the Treaty of Nice and implemented by the Accession Treaty of ten 2004 entrants and the rules that are laid down in the Constitutional Treaty.