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Bring forward double majority decision-making in the Council to 2009, to coincide with the new European Parliament,. This measure replaces the postponement till 2014 established in the Lisbon Treaty, art. 16.4 TEU. However, the exception known as the Ioannina Compromise could be maintained until 2014. All the foregoing entails the derogation of art. 16.5 TEU (Lisbon).
The rule expressed in Art. 16.2&3 must be the norm as it guarantees both democracy and efficiency. The exception (Ioannina) could be maintained for a few more years, as it embodies the principle of fairness since it softens the negative effect that the rigid application of this rule would have on certain Member States.

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