anyone know what it is? does it take away the power of veto?
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Qualified Majority Voting watch
- Thread Starter
- 12-06-2004 21:28
- 13-06-2004 01:10
It's the thing to do with the EU members...if you find the EU website, it should tell you about it there.
- 13-06-2004 18:00
I took me ages to get my head around this, but here it goes!!!
QMV is a system of weighted votes used in the Council of Ministers.
Each country is given a number of votes in the Council weighted according to its size and population;
e.g Germany has 10 Finland has 3
There are currently 87 votes distributed between the member states.
Under QMV has majority of 62 votes is needed into order to pass a proposal, unlike the usual majority of 44.
This is so that a motion has to get the support of a least half of the member states and therefore half of the population of the EU
However, with enlargement the number of votes in the Council is now 345 and therefore a QMV of 255 is needed to pass a proposal.
I hope that helps
- 13-06-2004 18:31
I found this for you, this could be quite helpful.