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Weighted Decision Making Model

 

 

Larger Countries

 

E.U. Major Countries

Population

Non – E.U. Country

Population*

Germany

 82.0 Million

Russian Federation

146.4 million

United Kingdom

59.1 Million

Turkey

 65.6 million

France

 59.0 Million

 

 

Italy

 57.5 Million

Ukraine

49.8 million

Spain

 39.2 Million

Poland

38.6 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Source: “World Factbook 1999”

 

 

Weighted Decision-Making Principle

 

Geometrically Progressive Band Width of Population Range

Width of Range

No. of Votes

Between 68 million and 107.9 million

40 million

6

Between 38 million and 67.9 million

30 million

4

Between 18 million and 37.9 million

20 million

3

Between   8 million and 17.9 million

10 million

2

Between   .3 million and  7.9 million

7.6 million

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Countries in Europe

 

Votes

Commissioners

E.U. Country

 Populationª

Non - E. U. Country

Populationª

6

Two

Germany

82.0 million

Russian Federation

146,4 million

4

Two

United Kingdom

59.1 million

Turkey

 65.6 million

4

Two

France

59.0 million

 

 

4

Two

Italy

57.5 million

Ukraine

49.8 million

4

Two

Spain

39.2 million

Poland

 38.6 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sub- Total

296.8 million

Sub-total

300.4 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

One

Netherlands

15.6 million

Romania

22.5 million

2

One

Belgium

10.2 million

Yugoslavia

10.6 million

2

One

Greece

10.6 million

Belorussia

10.3 million

2

One

Portugal

 9.9 million

Czech Republic

10.3 million

2

One

Sweden

 8.9 million

Hungary

10.1 million

2

One

Austria

 8.1 million

Bulgaria

  8.6 million

1

One

Denmark

 5.3 million

Switzerland

 7.3 million

1

One

Finland

 5.2 million

Slovakia

5.4 million

1

One

Ireland

 3.7 million

Croatia

4.5 million

1

One

Luxembourg

    .42 million

Norway

4.4 million

1

One

 

 

Slovenia

2.0 million

1

One

 

 

Estonia

1.5 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sub- Totals

51.2 million

Sub- Totals

97.5 million

 

 

Grand Totals

374.2 million

 

397.9 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Estimated Population figures as of July 1999. Source: Global Statistics

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