Atstovavimas Europos Sąjungoje: sprendimų priėmimo efektyvumas ir valstybių lygybė.
Forthcoming enlargement of the EU is one of the main reasons why so called discussion about the future of Europe was started. The need to define and to discuss the questions concerning integrating Europe reveals from the lack of democracy and transparency of the EU political system and not effective EU activity in a few areas. The author of the article analyses legal mechanism of sharing the competence and reveals the influence of the member-states in the European Union decision making processes. The decision making in supranational level is a very multidimensional process: the process involves the wide range of political subjects, and the process itself is under the impact of various both external and internal factors. That turns the decision making process into a very interesting research object. The paper consists of two parts. There are the competence borders of the European Union and the member-states analysed in the first part of the paper. Taking into account the aspects of Lithuania’s situation it will have to delegate the part of legislation, prosecution, judicial and budgetary powers. And the second part discusses the influence of national states in the EU decision making process. The author concludes the Lithuania that does not hold the informal power in decision making process will be able to influence using relative power. The Nice model is the most favourable to achieve these goals. In this case the comparative power of Lithuania would be the biggest in the decision making process.
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