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Document 11992E148

TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY
PART FIVE : INSTITUTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY
TITLE I : PROVISIONS GOVERNING THE INSTITUTIONS
CHAPTER 1 : THE INSTITUTIONS
SECTION 2 : THE COUNCIL
ARTICLE 148

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11992E148

TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY - PART FIVE : INSTITUTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY - TITLE I : PROVISIONS GOVERNING THE INSTITUTIONS - CHAPTER 1 : THE INSTITUTIONS - SECTION 2 : THE COUNCIL - ARTICLE 148 /* CODIFIED VERSION OF THE TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY */

Official Journal C 224 , 31/08/1992 P. 0058


Article 148

1. Save as otherwise provided in this Treaty, the Council shall act by a majority of its members.

2. Where the Council is required to act by a qualified majority, the votes of its members shall be weighted as follows:

Belgium 5

Denmark 3

Germany 10

Greece 5

Spain 8

France 10

Ireland 3

Italy 10

Luxembourg 2

Netherlands 5

Portugal 5

United Kingdom 10

For their adoption, acts of the Council shall require at least:

- fifty-four votes in favour where this Treaty requires them to be adopted on a proposal from the Commission,

- fifty-four votes in favour, cast by at least eight members, in other cases.

3. Abstentions by members present in person or represented shall not prevent the adoption by the Council of acts which required unanimity.

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