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Document 12006E/APP/02

Amendments to Primary Legislation further to the Accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union
II. Treaty establishing the European Community

OJ C 321E , 29.12.2006, p. 327–329 (ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, FI, SV)

12006E/APP/02

Amendments to Primary Legislation further to the Accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union - II. Treaty establishing the European Community

Official Journal C 321 E , 29/12/2006 P. 0327 - 0329


AMENDMENTS TO PRIMARY LEGISLATION FURTHER TO THE ACCESSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA AND ROMANIA TO THE EUROPEAN UNION

Further to the entry in force of the Treaty concerning the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union, the following articles shall be amended as set out below.

II. TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY

1. The last sentence of Article 57(1) shall be replaced by the following:

"In respect of restrictions existing under national law in Bulgaria, Estonia and Hungary, the relevant date shall be 31 December 1999."

2. The second paragraph of Article 189 shall be replaced by the following:

"The number of Members of the European Parliament shall not exceed 736."

3. With effect from the start of the 2009-2014 term, in Article 190(2) the first subparagraph shall be replaced by the following:

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

Belgium | 22 |

Bulgaria | 17 |

Czech Republic | 22 |

Denmark | 13 |

Germany | 99 |

Estonia | 6 |

Greece | 22 |

Spain | 50 |

France | 72 |

Ireland | 12 |

Italy | 72 |

Cyprus | 6 |

Latvia | 8 |

Lithuania | 12 |

Luxembourg | 6 |

Hungary | 22 |

Malta | 5 |

Netherlands | 25 |

Austria | 17 |

Poland | 50 |

Portugal | 22 |

Romania | 33 |

Slovenia | 7 |

Slovakia | 13 |

Finland | 13 |

Sweden | 18 |

United Kingdom | 72." |

4. In Article 205(2), the following shall be inserted in the first subparagraph:

"Bulgaria | 10 |

Romania | 14". |

5. In Article 205(2), the second and third subparagraphs shall be replaced by the following:

"Acts of the Council shall require for their adoption at least 255 votes in favour cast by a majority of the members where this Treaty requires them to be adopted on a proposal from the Commission.

In other cases, for their adoption acts of the Council shall require at least 255 votes in favour, cast by at least two-thirds of the members."

6. In Article 258, the following shall be inserted in the second subparagraph:

"Bulgaria | 12 |

Romania | 15". |

7. In Article 263, the following shall be inserted in the third subparagraph:

"Bulgaria | 12 |

Romania | 15". |

8. In Article 299(1), the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania shall be inserted in the list of Member States.

9. The second paragraph of Article 314 shall be replaced by the following:

"Pursuant to the Accession Treaties, the Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, English, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish versions of this Treaty shall also be authentic."

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