Opinion & Analysis

The European Council has become the new centre of political gravity in EU decision-making, by U. Puetter

In recent years the number of European Council summits has increased substantially. Uwe Puetter looks at the rise of deliberative intergovernmentalism in the European Union through European Council summits, and finds that while agreement is required at the highest level to make this system work, the process is remarkably stable.


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