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Decision-making in the European Union

In addition to the Policy Brief by Paolo Ponzano, Philippe de Schoutheete discusses the genesis of changes in the Community method.

|   28/03/2011             |   Philippe De Schoutheete             |   Law and institutions
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The first few months since the Lisbon Treaty’s implementation show that a substantive change in the Union’s working methods is taking place, raising questions and prompting reservations. To grasp its full importance, we need to take a look at the past and to trace the origin of these changes.