The Council Presidency in the European Union : Responsibility with Power *

@inproceedings{Thomson2008TheCP,
  title={The Council Presidency in the European Union : Responsibility with Power *},
  author={Robert Thomson},
  year={2008}
}
The extent of the Council presidency’s political influence is the subject of disagreement among both practitioners and researchers. While some describe the presidency as responsibility without power, others suggest that it provides incumbent states with an opportunity to achieve decision outcomes close to their preferences. This article formulates and tests hypotheses on the conditions under which presidents influence the timing and content of decision outcomes in the legislative arena… CONTINUE READING

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