“Who Governs in the Council? Determinants of Ministerial Participation in Council Meetings”, Jan Kovář (IIR, Czech Republic)

Ministers of the member countries of the EU represent their countries in the Council of the EU.

Nevertheless, the statistics show that on average only about 60 % of the ministers attend Council´s meetings. In the other cases they are represented by officers or diplomats.

How do we explain the cases in which the ministers attend the meetings of the Council in person and how to explain those in which they are represented?

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