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Domestic change through European integration
Otmar Höll, Johannes Pollack and Sonja Puntscher-Riekmann

Council of Ministers to a representative nominated by the Länder (Article 23d §3). Foreseeing their shrinking influence without close co-operation, the Länder founded the ‘Integration Conference of the Länder,’ comprising the Landeshauptleute and the Standing Committee of the Länder. In practice, the Standing Committee plays only a marginal role since it is not provided with sufficient resources to cope with the enormous information overflow. Reflecting the strategy of the EU Commission to bypass the federal governments, some of the Austrian Länder have opened

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