Is the Commission the Small Member States' Best Friend?(2005:9)

This study investigates the nature of the relationship between small states and the European Commission, posing the question whether the Commission is a small state's "best friend".

Focusing in particular on the Belgian, Greek, Finnish and Hungarian experience, the key findings indicate that the small state-Commission relationship is not as straightforward as the "best friend" analogy may suggest.

The report was presented at the seminar Is the Commission the Small Member States' Best Friend? and is a part of the research project Small member states and the European commission.

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