Discussion paper

DP4954 The Impact of Turkey's Membership on EU Voting

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.


Baldwin, R and M Widgren (2005), ‘DP4954 The Impact of Turkey's Membership on EU Voting‘, CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4954. CEPR Press, Paris & London. https://cepr.org/publications/dp4954