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Far from dominating EU decision-making, France and Germany are among the least successful EU states at negotiating legislation and budget contributions.

Golub, Jonathan (2013) Far from dominating EU decision-making, France and Germany are among the least successful EU states at negotiating legislation and budget contributions. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (08 Jan 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

A common assumption is that the largest EU countries get their way most often in negotiations within the EU’s institutions. Contrary to this perspective, Jonathan Golub finds that smaller states like Finland tend to be far more successful at negotiating EU legislation than countries like France and Germany. He also finds little evidence for the idea that Member States might ‘buy influence’ by trading legislative outcomes for contributions to the EU budget. Indeed, the same countries which are successful at negotiating legislation are also likely to pay less than their fair share into the budget.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2013 14:43
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/49320

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