Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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In this Article, Ms. Campbell Potter discusses the interaction of the European Community (EC) institutions and the effect the Single European Act (SEA) will have on EC law-making. Specifically, the author notes that the SEA provisions for expanded use of the qualified majority vote and the new cooperation procedure for passage of legislation have changed the balance of power among EC institutions and should facilitate enactment of EC legislation. Ms. Campbell Potter believes that the SEA will continue to be successful as long as Member States do not recklessly invoke "vital national interest" veto powers and as long as the EC institutions maintain a proper balance between efficiency and democracy.