Konsensualne negocjacje czy głosowanie – kontestowanie aktów prawnych w Radzie UE
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CONSENSUAL NEGOTIATIONS OR VOTING – CONTESTATION OF LEGAL ACTS IN THE COUNCIL
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This article presents not only an empirical analysis of the voting records of the Council of the European Union, but also an analysis of the acts that have not been passed and therefore represents an innovative approach to research on the voting practice in the Council of the European Union. The aim of this paper is to further our empirical knowledge of the Council decision-making process by examining a data set consisting of all acts proceeded in the Council from 2005 to 2006. The data confirm that generally the Member States made collective decisions by consensual negotiations, even in the 80 per cent cases where they could activate voting, and that the new Member States contested votes less often than the old ones.
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