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General Performance Of The Polish Presidency
General Performance Of The Polish Presidency

Author(s): Piotr Maciej Kaczyński
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Foreign Policy Research Center
Keywords: Polish Presidency;

Summary/Abstract: The Treaty of Lisbon has made the rotating Council Presidency politically irrelevant. Before December 2009, national leaders controlled the activities of the Council, and the relationship between the Council and the Parliament favoured the Council much more than after December 2009. On the one hand, under the new rules the Council has lost political weight and is now balanced in almost all its activities by the European Parliament. The European Council, on the other hand, has largely taken political clout over from the Council Presidency, as it now has its own permanent president, and there is no special role left for the rotating Presidency. On top of these things, not only have the Council powers regarding other institutions been limited, but also within the Council the rotating Presidency has been limited by the permanent chair of the Foreign Affairs Council and many of the subsidiary working parties and committees.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 28
  • Page Range: 117-134
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English