Qualified Majority

Some articles on qualified majority, majority:

Proposed Directive On The Patentability Of Computer-implemented Inventions - History - Developments Between First Parliament Decision and Council Decision
... no Council decision would be taken until 2005 "for the reason that the qualified majority does not exist anymore" ... Committee of Permanent Representatives determined that a qualified majority appeared to exist, and that the Council's revised version of the directive would be scheduled for formal adoption ... Belgium and Italy abstained (which has the same effect as voting against, given the way Qualified Majority Voting works) ...
Treaty Of Lisbon - Amendments - Council of Ministers
0.9% 0.41 0.1% total 345 100% 498 100% required majority 255 74% 324 65% The treaty has expanded the use of qualified majority voting (QMV) in the Council of Ministers by having it ... Moreover, taking effect in 2014, the definition of a qualified majority will change A qualified majority will be reached when at least 55% of all member states, who comprise at least 65% of EU citizens, vote in ... The reform of qualified majority voting (QMV) in the Council was one of the main issues in the negotiation of the Lisbon Treaty ...
Voting In The Council Of The European Union - Qualified Majority Voting - Treaty of Nice (2003–2014/2017)
... following conditions apply to taking decisions Majority of countries 50% if proposal made by the Commission, or else 67%, and Majority of voting weights 74 ... In the absence of consensus, qualified majority voting is the Council's key way of decision-making ... (ADAC) can approve a proposal to impose tariffs based on a simple, unweighted majority ...

Famous quotes containing the words majority and/or qualified:

    There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men. When the majority shall at length vote for the abolition of slavery, it will be because they are indifferent to slavery, or because there is but little slavery left to be abolished by their vote. They will then be the only slaves. Only his vote can hasten the abolition of slavery who asserts his own freedom by his vote.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I used to join the murmurings about “Where are the qualified women?” As we murmured, we would all gaze about the room, up toward the chandelier, into the corner behind the potted palm, under the napkin, hoping perhaps that qualified women would pop out like leprechauns.
    Jane O’Reilly, U.S. feminist and humorist. The Girl I Left Behind, ch. 5 (1980)