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Still a “spectator”? Capabilities of the Spanish REPER and Spain’s influence in the Council of the EU

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dc.contributor.author Perarnaud, Clément
dc.contributor.author Arregui, Javier
dc.date.accessioned 2023-07-11T06:13:34Z
dc.date.available 2023-07-11T06:13:34Z
dc.date.issued 2023
dc.identifier.citation Perarnaud C, Arregui J. Still a “spectator”? Capabilities of the Spanish REPER and Spain’s influence in the Council of the EU. Revista española de ciencia política. 2023;(61):13-35. DOI: 10.21308/recp.61.01
dc.identifier.issn 1575-6548
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/57529
dc.description.abstract To what extent is the Spanish Permanent Representation to the EU comparable to other MS in terms of capabilities? What are the indications of Spain’s strengths and weaknesses in EU legislative processes? This article investigates the resources mobilized by Spain as part of the EU policymaking processes in Brussels and its influence in shaping decision outcomes. Drawing on new qualitative and descriptive quantitative data sets, this research compares the human resources of the Spanish Permanent Representation, its internal coordination process, and its external engagement with EU stakeholders, to other member states. The article highlights possible implications of these variations for Spain’s bargaining success in the Council of the EU. The findings reveal the challenges that Spanish negotiators face in exerting influence in the EU decision-making process and show how adequate levels of administrative and human resources are sometimes not sufficient for Spain to leave the group of “spectator” member states in the governance of the EU.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the Spanish Ministry Science and Research under Grant PID2020-119716GB-I00; it was also supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union under Grants 101085465 —BACES and 101047889— EU-GOV (Jean Monnet Chair in European Governance).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Asociación Española de Ciencia Política y de la Administración
dc.relation.ispartof Revista española de ciencia política. 2023;(61):13-35.
dc.rights 2023 Clément Perarnaud, Javier Arregui. Esta obra está bajo una licencia internacional Creative Commons Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 4.0.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.title Still a “spectator”? Capabilities of the Spanish REPER and Spain’s influence in the Council of the EU
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.21308/recp.61.01
dc.subject.keyword permanent representations
dc.subject.keyword decision-making
dc.subject.keyword European Union
dc.subject.keyword EU Council
dc.subject.keyword informal capacities
dc.subject.keyword EU interinstitutional cooperation
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/2PE/PID2020-119716GB-I00
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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