In the Council of Ministers, qualified majority voting is used:
When the Council votes on a proposal by the Commission or the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy...
And unanimity is used:
The Council has to vote unanimously on a number of matters which the member states consider to be sensitive. For example:
- common foreign and security policy (with the exception of certain clearly defined cases which require qualified majority, e.g. appointment of a special representative)
But the remit of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy is the common foreign and security policy.
So there appears to be a contradiction here. What am I missing?