At its most basic, the debate on the shape of the EU's institutions after enlargement comes down to a split between larger and smaller member states. The bloc's larger powers mostly support the efforts of the chair of the Convention of the Future of Europe -former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing -to set up what could amount to a centralized government for the EU. Although the initial plan has been toned down, what remains would eliminate the present system of rotating the EU presidency half-yearly between all member states. Instead, says Giscard, the office of a permanent presiden...
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