If the vote is inconclusive as expected (no qualified majority
in favour or against) the Commission will be "obliged by law" to grant the authorisation.
The Lisbon Treaty, which entered into force in December 2009, extends qualified majority
voting to new policy areas, such as the budget, immigration, energy and humanitarian aid.
Again, it would need a qualified majority
to be approved.
In the new voting scheme, the qualified majority
is now established at 258 votes out of 342, with 89 votes required for a blocking minority, that is in practical terms, equivalent to three large states and one small one.
Going back to 19-hour days in stuffy conference rooms, arguing with the mad British press about qualified majority
voting and inter-governmental conference, I'm left wondering where life went wrong.
Other EU members are planning to force Britain to abandon its veto on tax issues and allow them to be decided by qualified majority
Analysts of the European Union (EU) and international bargaining have generally failed to appreciate how the shift within the EU from unanimity to qualified majority
voting has affected European bargaining positions and international outcomes.
In accordance with Tsebelis, I assume that the Council is composed of seven members with Euclidian preferences and that the qualified majority
rule requires five votes.
Previously, a qualified majority
vote was necessary.
Under qualified majority
voting, the number of votes that each member state exercises in the Council is weighted roughly according to its population.
Calvert will sharpen its focus on corporate disclosure of environmental, social, and governance performance metrics and continue to press for expanded shareholder rights by raising the issues of executive compensation, qualified majority
voting, and disclosure of political contributions.
The French delegation points out that, while the compromises failed to obtain the support of a qualified majority
at the 29 November Coreper meeting - as reported in the article entitled Posting of workers hits fresh impasse' (Europolitics 4763) - the Lithuanian Presidency has said that it is working on another compromise proposal.