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Document 11997E067

Treaty establishing the European Community (Amsterdam consolidated version)
Part Three: Community policies
Title IV: Visas, asylum, immigration and other policies related to free movement of persons
Article 67

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11997E067

Treaty establishing the European Community (Amsterdam consolidated version) - Part Three: Community policies - Title IV: Visas, asylum, immigration and other policies related to free movement of persons - Article 67

Official Journal C 340 , 10/11/1997 P. 0203 - Consolidated version


Treaty establishing the European Community (Amsterdam consolidated version)

Article 67

1. During a transitional period of five years following the entry into force of the Treaty of Amsterdam, the Council shall act unanimously on a proposal from the Commission or on the initiative of a Member State and after consulting the European Parliament.

2. After this period of five years:

- the Council shall act on proposals from the Commission; the Commission shall examine any request made by a Member State that it submit a proposal to the Council;

- the Council, acting unanimously after consulting the European Parliament, shall take a decision with a view to providing for all or parts of the areas covered by this Title to be governed by the procedure referred to in Article 251 and adapting the provisions relating to the powers of the Court of Justice.

3. By derogation from paragraphs 1 and 2, measures referred to in Article 62(2)(b) (i) and (iii) shall, from the entry into force of the Treaty of Amsterdam, be adopted by the Council acting by a qualified majority on a proposal from the Commission and after consulting the European Parliament.

4. By derogation from paragraph 2, measures referred to in Article 62(2)(b) (ii) and (iv) shall, after a period of five years following the entry into force of the Treaty of Amsterdam, be adopted by the Council acting in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 251.

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