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.

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.