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No, by paragraph 4 of article 50 (citing 2 and 3 as well because 4 refers back to those): A Member State which decides to withdraw shall notify the European Council of its intention. In the light of the guidelines provided by the European Council, the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that State, setting out the arrangements for ...


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I think you are misunderstanding the Spitzenkandidat system. The Parliament confirms the President of the Commission. On order to prevent backroom deals, several significant parties vowed to confirm only a candidate who had been the leading candidate of a party grouping. They did not vow that they would confirm only the leading candidate of the largest ...


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I am interpreting your question to be specifically about trade. There are lots of other areas of disagreement between the E.U. and China. As far as I can tell, Charles Michel is not sharing his personal opinion, he is just outlining the E.U.'s position, which has been consistent over the last few years. The E.U.'s key demands are summarized here. The current ...


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It depends on your definition of "veto". Under Article 50(4), the UK does not have a vote in the discussions on whether or not the European Council offers an extension. Thus, in the strictest sense, the UK does not have a veto. However, under Article 50(3), the extension cannot take place without the UK's consent†. Declining any extension offered can be ...


4

It depends on the decision being made. Most decisions are made by consensus. If a vote is required by the treaties, then the decision will be made either by Qualified Majority (16 states representing 65% of the population), or unanimously, depending on what the treaties require for the particular decision. Source: European Union


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It might depends on the configuration. ECOFIN (Economic and Financial), which is one of the oldest (configurations) generally meets once a month. (Likewise for AGRIFISH and Foreign Affairs.) COMPET, which is newer, meets (at least) four times a year. Likewise for the Environment (ENV) and JHA (Justice and Home Affairs). TTE (Transport, Telecommunications ...


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The problem with your question is to define trade and quid pro quo. Alice is a friend of Bob. Bob visits Alice to watch a movie together and he brings an apple pie. A week later, Alice visits Bob to watch a movie together and she brings a sixpack of beer. Is that a quid pro quo or just friends who see that the effort of their joint time is shared ...


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The European Union and China have different goals for following bilateral conversations. The EU is China's number one trading partner and the EU's economy can thrive in Chinese markets. EU demands on fairness is first and foremost to collaborate in a legal and precise way to find solutions to existing problems and to make agreements, for everyone's benefit, ...


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The portion of Article 263 that you quote doesn’t say anything about applicants. That’s what the following sections are about: It shall for this purpose have jurisdiction in actions brought by a Member State, the European Parliament, the Council or the Commission on grounds of lack of competence, infringement of an essential procedural requirement, ...


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