3 good questions and answers about "The Council of the European Union"

What is the council of the European Union?
Each configuration (subject) is attended by the relevant Ministers from each Member State who is responsible for the policy concerned
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What are 3 types of voting (depending on the Treaty provisions)?
  • Simple majority (for procedural decisions)
  • Qualified majority (a weighted voting system: related to the population of their country)
  • Unanimity (veto)(taxation, defense, foreign policy, police cooperation)
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What is double majority voting (new method since Lisbon)?
Proposed EU laws require a majority of both the EU's member countries (55%) and the EU population (65%). This will reflect the legitimacy of the EU as a union of both peoples and nations
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