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Document 32017D2461

Council Decision (EU, Euratom) 2017/2461 of 12 December 2017 amending the Council's Rules of Procedure

OJ L 348, 29.12.2017, p. 36–37 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2017/2461/oj

29.12.2017   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 348/36


COUNCIL DECISION (EU, Euratom) 2017/2461

of 12 December 2017

amending the Council's Rules of Procedure

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community,

Having regard to Article 11(6) of the Council's Rules of Procedure (1),

Whereas:

(1)

When an act is to be adopted by the Council acting by qualified majority, it has to be verified that the Member States constituting the qualified majority represent at least 65 % of the population of the Union.

(2)

That percentage is calculated according to the population figures set out in Annex III to the Council's Rules of Procedure (‘the Rules of Procedure’).

(3)

Article 11(6) of the Rules of Procedure provides that, with effect from 1 January each year, the Council is to amend the figures set out in that Annex, in accordance with the data available to the Statistical Office of the European Union on 30 September of the preceding year.

(4)

The Rules of Procedure should therefore be amended accordingly for the year 2018,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Annex III to the Rules of Procedure is replaced by the following:

ANNEX III

Figures concerning the population of the Union and the population of each Member State for implementing the provisions concerning qualified majority voting in the Council

For the purposes of implementing Article 16(4) TEU and Article 238(2) and (3) TFEU, the population of the Union and the population of each Member State, as well as the percentage of each Member State's population in relation to the population of the Union, for the period from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018 shall be as follows:

Member State

Population

Percentage of the population of the Union (%)

Germany

82 437 641

16,10

France

67 024 633

13,09

United Kingdom

65 808 573

12,85

Italy

61 219 113

11,95

Spain

46 528 966

9,08

Poland

37 972 964

7,41

Romania

19 638 309

3,83

Netherlands

17 220 721

3,36

Belgium

11 365 834

2,22

Greece

10 757 293

2,10

Czech Republic

10 467 628

2,04

Portugal

10 309 573

2,01

Sweden

10 080 000

1,97

Hungary

9 797 561

1,91

Austria

8 752 500

1,71

Bulgaria

7 101 859

1,39

Denmark

5 743 947

1,12

Finland

5 499 447

1,07

Slovakia

5 435 343

1,06

Ireland

4 774 833

0,93

Croatia

4 154 213

0,81

Lithuania

2 847 904

0,56

Slovenia

2 065 895

0,40

Latvia

1 950 116

0,38

Estonia

1 315 635

0,26

Cyprus

854 802

0,17

Luxembourg

589 370

0,12

Malta

440 433

0,09

EU 28

512 155 106

 

Threshold (65 %)

332 900 819

 

’.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 1 January 2018.

Done at Brussels, 12 December 2017.

For the Council

The President

S. MIKSER


(1)  Council Decision 2009/937/EU of 1 December 2009 adopting the Council's Rules of Procedure (OJ L 325, 11.12.2009, p. 35).


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