60 Ideas for Europe

Enhanced Cooperation

In order to initiate an action of Enhanced Cooperation, the Lisbon Treaty must go back to the minimum approval of one-third of the Member States. The figure of nine Member States established by Art. 20 TEU (Lisbon) is due to the fact that currently there are 27 Member States and 9 is precisely one-third of 27. However, we all know that there will be more enlargement and so the figure of 9 will no longer be valid.

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