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The Impact of Brexit on EU Council Voting
The Impact of Brexit on EU Council Voting

Author(s): Jolanta Szymańska, Szymon Zaręba
Subject(s): Governance, Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: United Kingdom; European Union; Brexit; balance of power; EU Council; Council voting;
Summary/Abstract: The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU will undermine the existing balance of power in the EU Council. The resulting imbalance will be reflected in Council votes, decided by qualified majority. The absence of the United Kingdom will strengthen the position of the biggest players, particularly Germany and France. It will reduce the influence of smaller Member States on the process of adoption of EU legislation. It will also increase the risk of marginalisation of EU countries outside the Eurozone.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English