Index for Expert Evaluation of the Rotating Presidencies of the EU Council
This study presents the methodology for constructing of an integral index for expert evaluation of the Rotating Presidencies of the Council of the European Union. The integral index consists of three dimensions in accord with the structure of the activities at the work core of the rotational presidencies. The first dimension is the evaluation of the work on legislative dossiers, the second dimension is the evaluation of the work on non-legislative initiatives – accepted documents, and the third dimension is the evaluation of the work on political initiatives. The methodology elaborated is applied on data for the work of the Bulgarian Presidency. The values of the total indeces of the three dimensions are as follows: 56.1 for the first dimension, 79.4 for the second dimension, and 54.3 for the third dimension. The value of the integral index is 60.4, which can be considered a good result in terms of a conventional evaluation scale ranging from poor to excellent. The application of alternative strategies for interpretation of the calculated quantitative results does not change the quality of the integral evaluation of the performance of the national rotational presidency.
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