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Document 32013D0037

2013/37/EU: Odluka Vijeća od 14. siječnja 2013. o izmjeni Poslovnika Vijeća

OJ L 16, 19.1.2013, p. 16–17 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 01 Volume 016 P. 306 - 307

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2013/37(1)/oj

19.1.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 16/16


COUNCIL DECISION

of 14 January 2013

amending the Council’s Rules of Procedure

(2013/37/EU)

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 Article 2(2) of Annex III to the Council’s Rules of Procedure (1),

Whereas:

(1)

Article 3(3), first and fourth subparagraphs, of the Protocol (No 36) on transitional provisions annexed to the Treaties provide that, until 31 October 2014, when an act is to be adopted by the Council by a qualified majority, and if a member of the Council so requests, it must be verified that the Member States constituting the qualified majority represent at least 62 % of the total population of the Union.

(2)

That percentage is calculated according to the population figures set out in Article 1 of Annex III to the Council’s Rules of Procedure (hereinafter ‘Rules of Procedure’).

(3)

Article 2(2) of Annex III to the Rules of Procedure provides that, with effect from 1 January each year, the Council, in accordance with the data available to the Statistical Office of the European Union on 30 September of the preceding year, must amend the figures set out in Article 1 of that Annex.

(4)

The Rules of Procedure should therefore be amended accordingly for 2013,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Article 1 of Annex III to the Rules of Procedure shall be replaced by the following:

‘Article 1

For the purposes of implementing Article 16(5) of the TEU and Article 3(3) and (4) of the Protocol (No 36) on transitional provisions annexed to the Treaties, the total population of each Member State for the period from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013 shall be as follows:

Member State

Population

(× 1 000)

Germany

81 843,7

France

65 397,9

United Kingdom

62 989,6

Italy

60 820,8

Spain

46 196,3

Poland

38 538,4

Romania

21 355,8

Netherlands

16 730,3

Greece

11 290,9

Belgium

11 041,3

Portugal

10 541,8

Czech Republic

10 505,4

Hungary

9 957,7

Sweden

9 482,9

Austria

8 443,0

Bulgaria

7 327,2

Denmark

5 580,5

Slovakia

5 404,3

Finland

5 401,3

Ireland

4 582,8

Lithuania

3 007,8

Slovenia

2 055,5

Latvia

2 041,8

Estonia

1 339,7

Cyprus

862,0

Luxembourg

524,9

Malta

416,1

Total

503 679,7

Threshold (62 %)

312 281,4’

Article 2

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

It shall apply from 1 January 2013.

Done at Brussels, 14 January 2013.

For the Council

The President

E. GILMORE


(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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