Slovakia was the least successful of all EU members in pushing through its proposals for the euro zone’s future in 2010-15, according to a study by Swedish political scientists. They looked at 39 key reform proposals, such as the creation of bailout funds, economic management, and a banking union. The final result encompassed just half of Slovakia’s positions. Interestingly, both small and large countries were equally successful in pushing their proposals, and it was not the case that France and Germany steamrolled the process. Other studies showed that negotiations on other issues within the EU had similar results. The European Commission was the most successful in pushing its agenda.