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Document 51995PC0499

Proposal for a Council Directive amending Council Directive 94/80/EC laying down detailed arrangements for the exercise of the right to vote and to stand as a candidate in municipal elections by citizens of the Union residing in a Member State of which they are not nationals

/* COM/95/0499 final - CNS 96/0016 */

OJ C 74, 14.3.1996, p. 11–11 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 13/05/1996

51995PC0499

Proposal for a Council Directive amending Council Directive 94/80/EC laying down detailed arrangements for the exercise of the right to vote and to stand as a candidate in municipal elections by citizens of the Union residing in a Member State of which they are not nationals /* COM/95/0499 FINAL - CNS 96/0016 */

Official Journal C 074 , 14/03/1996 P. 0011


Proposal for a Council Directive amending Council Directive 94/80/EC laying down detailed arrangements for the exercise of the right to vote and to stand as a candidate in municipal elections by citizens of the Union residing in a Member State of which they are not nationals (96/C 74/10) COM(95) 499 final - 96/0016(CNS)

(Submitted by the Commission on 12 January 1996)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community and in particular Article 8b (1) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Parliament,

Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and Social Committee,

Having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions,

Whereas the Annex to Directive 94/80/EC (1) laying down detailed arrangements for the exercise of the right to vote and to stand as a candidate in municipal elections by citizens of the Union residing in a Member State of which they are not nationals, lists the basic local government units in each Member State;

Whereas, pursuant to the accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden, the Annex to Directive 94/80/EC should be so amended as to provide a reference to the basic local government units in these three countries;

Whereas, pursuant to the Act of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden, Directive 94/80/EC is applicable to the Aland islands, where Finnish citizens who do not have the right of domicile and other Union nationals are subject to the same conditions relating to the period of residence for the exercise of the right to vote and to stand as candidates in municipal elections,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:

Article 1

In the Annex to Directive 94/80/EC the following paragraphs shall be added:

'In Austria:

Gemeinden, Bezirke in der Stadt Wien

In Finland:

kunta, kommun, kommun paa AAland

In Sweden:

Kommuner, Landsting`.

Article 2

This Directive shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Communities.

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

(1) OJ No L 368, 30. 12. 1994.

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