Even when decisions in the Council of the European Union take place under qualified majority voting procedures, there is a tendency for votes to be unanimous among all EU member states. While this feature of Council decision-making has often been regarded as proof of a ‘climate of consensus’ among EU states, it partly reflects the desire of governments to avoid blame for losing out in negotiations. Rather than lodging a formal vote against a proposal, ministers generally anticipate when they are in a losing position and refrain from making their opposition public.
|Titolo:||Decisions made by consensus in the Council of the European Union are often far more contentious than the voting record would suggest|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||7.16 Altro|