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Document 11957E138

TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY, PART FIVE - INSTITUTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY, TITLE I - PROVISIONS GOVERNING THE INSTITUTIONS, CHAPTER 1: THE INSTITUTIONS, SECTION 1: THE ASSEMBLY, ARTICLE 138

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11957E138

TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY, PART FIVE - INSTITUTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY, TITLE I - PROVISIONS GOVERNING THE INSTITUTIONS, CHAPTER 1: THE INSTITUTIONS, SECTION 1: THE ASSEMBLY, ARTICLE 138


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Article 138

1 . The Assembly shall consist of delegates who shall be designated by the respective Parliaments from among their members in accordance with the procedure laid down by each Member State . (*)

2 . The number of these delegates shall be as follows :

Belgium : 14

Denmark : 10

Germany : 36

France : 36

Ireland : 10

Italy : 36

Luxembourg : 6

Netherlands : 14

United Kingdom : 36 . (**) (***)

3 . The assembly shall draw up proposals for elections by direct universal suffrage in accordance with a uniform procedure in all Member States . (****)

The Council shall , acting unanimously , lay down the appropriate provisions , which it shall recommend to Member States for adoption in accordance with their respective constitutional requirements .

(*) EDITORIAL NOTE :

Paragraph 1 will cease to have effect on the date of the sitting held by the first Assembly elected pursuant to the Article on the election of representatives to the Assembly ( see Article 14 of the Act , p . 952 ) .

See Article 1 of the Act , which reads as follows :

" The representatives in the Assembly of the peoples of the States brougth together in the Community shall be elected by direct universal suffrage . "

(**) Paragraph 2 as amended by Article 10 of the Act of Accession , modified by Article 4 of the Adaptation Decision .

(***) EDITORIAL NOTE :

Paragraph 2 will cease to have effect on the date of the sitting held by the first Assembly elected pursuant to the Article on the election of representatives to the Assembly ( see Article 14 of the Act , p . 952 ) .

See Article 2 of the Act , which reads as follows :

" The number of representatives elected in each Member State shall be as follows :

Belgium : 24

Denmark : 16

Germany : 81

France : 81

Ireland : 15

Italy : 81

Luxembourg : 6

Netherlands : 25

United Kingdom : 81 "

(****) See also Article 7 ( 1 ) and ( 2 ) of the Act concerning the election of the representatives of the Assembly .

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