Thomas König, Daniel Finke, Stephanie Daimer
The Treaty Reform of the EU: Constitutional Agenda-Setting, Intergovernmental Bargains and the Presidency’s Crisis Management of Ratification Failure

Journal of Common Market Studies, 2008: 46, issue 2, pp. 337-363
ISSN: 0021-9886

This study empirically investigates the two options which were considered by the German presidency for finding a solution to the crisis of the EU's reform process. Our findings reveal that making concessions to the remaining eight ratification countries and renegotiating the text with all Member States were feasible solutions for reform.