We have employed our considerations in the framework of the
geography-lessons, because although political decision-procedures seem to be
an issue of purely political superficially, there is a row of geographical factors
however, that influences the decisions on EC-level partly considerably.
The EC extends from the subpolar zone in the north to the subtropics in the Mediterranean-area. Already just these conditions provide member countries a different interest-situation in the agriculture for example. Particularly the decisions in the government are shaped influenced the distribution of the mineral resources and the type of the industry the energy- and economic policy of the member countries for example considerably by different interests of the individual member countries, that result from spatial differences, and the geographical situation of individual countries has an effect on the interests in the traffic - and infrastructure-politics. Unmistakably, also the interests are influenced in the area of the outside-politics and politics concerning national security by the so-called geostrategy situation.
Undoubtedly, the east-expansion of the EC postpones the economic potenzial quite considerably. This is also the reason, why it was fought so severely about the weight of the votes of the member countries in the advice of the EC on the government-conference in Nice (December 2000). As long as the government is the main decision-organ in the EU-legislation-process, the EC-politics will still be embossed from regional or national interests essentially. The bearings at an European total-interest becomes become generally accepted first, when the European Parliament gets more jurisdiction. That puts down, however, advance that certain politics-areas, for which the European parliament should have priority decision-area of authority, are defined in the framework of an European constitution.