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Can the UK veto its own extension request?

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 ...
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What is the difference between The Council of Europe and the European Union?

Since, Council of Europe came first, why did it not metamorph into the European Union? The Council of Europe (CoE) only came first by a couple of years, the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) ...
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Why is Manfred Weber being opposed to as the next head of the European Commission?

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 ...
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What does the EU want from China, more precisely, as Charles Michel sees it?

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 ...
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Can the UK veto its own extension request?

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, ...
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How are decisions taken in the European Council?

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 ...
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Do specific Council of Ministers configurations run on rotation?

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, ...
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Are EU members allowed to trade their EU council veto in a quid pro quo with a third country?

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 ...
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What does the EU want from China, more precisely, as Charles Michel sees it?

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 ...
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Can a minister be removed from the Council of the EU?

The Council of the European Union is made up of representatives of the member countries' respective governments, who are appointed by that government. Denying a member state a seat on that council ...
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How isn't the European Council included as a Privileged Applicant in Art 263 TFEU?

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 ...
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