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Treaty on European Union (Nice consolidated version)
Title V: Provisions on a common foreign and security policy
Article 24

OJ C 325, 24.12.2002, p. 18–19 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

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12002M024

Treaty on European Union (Nice consolidated version) - Title V: Provisions on a common foreign and security policy - Article 24

Official Journal C 325 , 24/12/2002 P. 0018 - 0019
Official Journal C 340 , 10/11/1997 P. 0161 - Consolidated version


Treaty on European Union (Nice consolidated version)

Title V: Provisions on a common foreign and security policy

Article 24

Article 24

1. When it is necessary to conclude an agreement with one or more States or international organisations in implementation of this title, the Council may authorise the Presidency, assisted by the Commission as appropriate, to open negotiations to that effect. Such agreements shall be concluded by the Council on a recommendation from the Presidency.

2. The Council shall act unanimously when the agreement covers an issue for which unanimity is required for the adoption of internal decisions.

3. When the agreement is envisaged in order to implement a joint action or common position, the Council shall act by a qualified majority in accordance with Article 23(2).

4. The provisions of this Article shall also apply to matters falling under Title VI. When the agreement covers an issue for which a qualified majority is required for the adoption of internal decisions or measures, the Council shall act by a qualified majority in accordance with Article 34(3).

5. No agreement shall be binding on a Member State whose representative in the Council states that it has to comply with the requirements of its own constitutional procedure; the other members of the Council may agree that the agreement shall nevertheless apply provisionally.

6. Agreements concluded under the conditions set out by this Article shall be binding on the institutions of the Union.

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