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Data: EU COUNIL VOTING REGIMES

The csv contains data on the voting weights for the EU members across different treaties EU9,EU12,EU15,EU25-8 and the corresponding voting rules. The data can be used with the coresize.R function.

VARIABLES:

  • id - country ID
  • name - country name
  • v* voting weights
  • p* population weights

THRESHOLDS:

  • qmin - minimum number of members
  • qvote - minimum voting weights
  • qpop - minimum population weights

REGIMES

Notice, all dates are inclusive.

EU9

  • unanimity only (no QMV)

EU10

  • end = as.Date("1986-01-01")
  • qmin=6; qvote=45
  • vote weights variable: v10

EU12

  • start =as.Date("1986-01-02"); end = as.Date("1995-01-01")
  • qmin=8; qvote=54
  • vote weights variable: v12

EU15

  • start =as.Date("1995-01-02"); end = as.Date("2004-05-01"))
  • qmin=10; qvote=62
  • vote weights variable: v15

EU25 (transition period)

  • Legal Basis: EC Treaty (CELEX:12002E/TXT), Article 205 amended by Accession Treaty (CELEX:12003T/TXT), Article 26
  • start =as.Date("2004-05-02"); end = as.Date("2004-10-31")
  • qmin=15; qvote=88
  • vote weights variable: v25t

EU25

  • Legal Basis:
  • start =as.Date("2004-11-01"); end = as.Date("2006-12-31")
  • qmin=13; qvote=232
  • November 1, 2004 to December 31, 2005: qpop=2843314
  • for 2006: qpop=2860209
  • vote weights variable: v25
  • population weights variable:p20045, p2006

EU27

EU28

  • Legal Basis:
  • start =as.Date("2013-07-01"); end = as.Date("2014-10-31")
  • qmin=15; qvote=260
  • for 2013 (from July 1) qpop= 3150083
  • for 2014 qpop= 3134550
  • vote weights variable: v25
  • population weights variable:p2013b-14a