This article synthetises the contributions of the special issue along three major lines of reasoning. First, the European Council is considered as a catalyst of post-Maastricht integration. This is mainly due to its policy-making role in core new areas of European Union (EU) activity. Second, inter-institutional relations that have emerged between the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the European Parliament in the post-Maastricht era and in particular the post-Lisbon era are seen to reflect both the centrality of the European Council and a novel way of initiating and implementing EU policy. Finally, the political process within and around the European Council is considered that has taken place against the background of the most recent crises conditions. In particular, the simultaneous occurrence of consensus and domination is identified as a key element of further research related to the ‘new intergovernmentalism’ and the ‘intergovernmental union’.

Catlyst of integration: the role of core intergovernmental forums in EU politics / Fabbrini, Sergio; Puetter, Uwe. - In: JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION. - ISSN 1477-2280. - 38:5(2016), pp. 633-642. [10.1080/07036337.2016.1179294]

Catlyst of integration: the role of core intergovernmental forums in EU politics

FABBRINI, SERGIO;
2016

Abstract

This article synthetises the contributions of the special issue along three major lines of reasoning. First, the European Council is considered as a catalyst of post-Maastricht integration. This is mainly due to its policy-making role in core new areas of European Union (EU) activity. Second, inter-institutional relations that have emerged between the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the European Parliament in the post-Maastricht era and in particular the post-Lisbon era are seen to reflect both the centrality of the European Council and a novel way of initiating and implementing EU policy. Finally, the political process within and around the European Council is considered that has taken place against the background of the most recent crises conditions. In particular, the simultaneous occurrence of consensus and domination is identified as a key element of further research related to the ‘new intergovernmentalism’ and the ‘intergovernmental union’.
Integration; intergovernmentalism; supranationalism; European Council; Council
Catlyst of integration: the role of core intergovernmental forums in EU politics / Fabbrini, Sergio; Puetter, Uwe. - In: JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION. - ISSN 1477-2280. - 38:5(2016), pp. 633-642. [10.1080/07036337.2016.1179294]
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