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A public vote on Jean-Claude Juncker in the European Council could be a significant step for transparency in EU politics

Hagemann, Sara ORCID: 0000-0002-0104-1782 (2014) A public vote on Jean-Claude Juncker in the European Council could be a significant step for transparency in EU politics. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (26 Jun 2014). Website.

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Abstract

David Cameron has asked for a public vote to be held in the European Council on the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission. Sara Hagemann writes that this would be a bold step as it would challenge the tradition of ‘consensus politics’ which has dominated key decisions over European integration in the past. She argues that this should be welcomed for reasons of transparency and democratic accountability, but that the debate nevertheless requires some nuance as there are both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ kinds of transparency.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s)
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 11:16
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2021 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71901

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