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|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=4954|
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.