A closer look at the rotating Council Presidency
Readjusting the Council Presidency: Belgian Leadership in the EU (2012)
The Lisbon Treaty delivered substantial institutional changes to the EUís institutional set-up. It decapitated the rotating Council Presidency but at the same time strengthened the legislative role of the Council of Ministers. The rotating Council Presidency was still finding its place in this new institutional environment when Belgium took the Presidency chair in July 2010. Belgium was therefore the first Member State to experience how the position of the chair of the Council of Ministers has changed.
By taking a close look at the institutional changes, the particularities of Belgium and the policy areas that are on the EUís agenda, this book investigates how the rotating Presidency is affected by the Lisbon Treaty and how the Belgian Presidency has implemented the EUís new rule-book. It shows that Belgium has created a new style rotating Presidency, going back to the basics of chairing the Council while adjusting it to its new political and institutional environment. In this way the Belgian Presidency has set precedents for the rotating Presidency to come.
This book is recommended to scholars, practitioners, students in EU politics and anyone who has an active interest in the way the rotating Council Presidency functions today.
ABOUT THE EDITORS:
Steven Van Hecke is a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences (K.U.Leuven) and a research fellow at the Research Group European and International Politics at the University of Antwerp.
Peter Bursens is full professor at the Department of Political Sciences of the University of Antwerp.
Published: January 2012
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- ISBN: 9789054878520
- Publisher: Academic & Scientific Publishers
- Author: Steven Van Hecke & Peter Bursens (eds.)
- Language: English
- Type: Paperback (256 pages)
Price: 25.42 €
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