Law Approving The Protocol, Done At Brussels On 23 June 2010, Amending The Protocol On The Transitional Provisions Annexed To The Treaty On European Union, To The Treaty On The Functioning Of The European Union And To The Treaty Establishing The Com

Original Language Title: Loi portant assentiment au Protocole, fait à Bruxelles le 23 juin 2010, modifiant le Protocole sur les dispositions transitoires, annexé au Traité sur l'Union européenne, au Traité sur le fonctionnement de l'Union européenne et au Traité instituant la Com

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23 MARCH 2011. - An Act to approve the Protocol, made in Brussels on 23 June 2010, amending the Protocol on Transitional Provisions annexed to the Treaty on the European Union, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (1) (2) (2)



ALBERT II, King of the Belgians,
To all, present and to come, Hi.
The Chambers adopted and We sanction the following:
Article 1er. This Act regulates a matter referred to in Article 77 of the Constitution.
Art. 2. The Protocol, done in Brussels on 23 June 2010, amending the Protocol on Transitional Provisions annexed to the Treaty on the European Union, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community, will come out its full and full effect.
Promulgation of this law, let us order that it be clothed with the seal of the State and published by the Belgian Monitor.
Given in Brussels on 23 March 2011.
ALBERT
By the King:
Minister of Foreign Affairs,
S. VANACKERE
Minister of Development Cooperation, Head of European Affairs,
O. CHASTEL.
Seal of the state seal:
Minister of Justice,
S. DE CLERCK
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Notes
(1) 2010-2011 session.
Senate:
Documents: Bill tabled on 13 December 2010, No. 5-576/1. Report No. 5-576/2 of 21 December 2010.
Parliamentarians: Discussion, December 23, 2010. - Vote, meeting of 23 December 2010.
House of Representatives:
Documents: Projects transmitted by the Senate, No. 53-903/1 of 24 December 2010. - Text adopted in plenary and subject to Royal Assent, No. 53-903/2 of 3 March 2011.
Annales parlementaire : Discusssion, séance du 3 mars 2011. - Vote, meeting of 3 March 2011.
(2) See Decree of the Flemish Community/ Flemish Region of 1er July 2011 (Moniteur belge du 31 août 2011 - Ed. 1), le Décret de la Communauté française di 20 octobre 2011 (Moniteur belge du 26 septembre 2011 - Ed. ..), le Décret de la Communauté germanophone du 23 mai 2011 (Moniteur belge du 26 septembre 2011 - Ed. 1), le Décret de la Région wallonne du 13 octobre 2011 (Moniteur belge du 24 octobre 2011 - Ed. 1)

Protocol amending the Protocol on Transitional Provisions annexed to the Treaty on the European Union, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community of Atomic Energy
BELGIUM,
THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA,
LA REPUBLIQUE TCHEQUE,
DANEMARK,
THE GERMANY FEDERAL REPUBLIC,
THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA,
IRILAND,
LA REPUBLIQUE HELLENIQUE,
SPANISH ROY,
THE FRENCH REPUBLIC,
THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC,
THE REPUBLIC OF CHYPRE,
THE REPUBLIC OF LETTONIA,
LA REPUBLIQUE DE LITUANIE,
LUXEMBOURG,
THE REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY,
MALTE,
ROYAUME DES PAYS-BAS,
THE REPUBLIC OF AUTRICHE,
THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND,
THE PORTUGAISE REPUBLIC,
THE ROMANIA,
THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA,
THE SLOVATIC REPUBLIC,
THE REPUBLIC OF FINLAND,
The SUEDE ROYAUME,
THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTH IRELAND,
hereinafter referred to as "THE CONTRACTING PARTIES",
CONSIDERING that due to the fact that the Lisbon Treaty entered into force after the European parliamentary elections from 4 to 7 June 2009, and as provided for by the statement adopted by the European Council at its meeting on 11 and 12 December 2008 and by the political agreement reached by the European Council at its meeting on 18 and 19 June 2009 to provide for transitional measures concerning the composition of the European Parliament until the end of the 2009-2014 legislature,
CONSIDERING that these transitional measures are intended to allow those of the Member States whose number of MEPs would have been higher if the Lisbon Treaty had been in force at the time of the European Parliament elections in June 2009, to have the appropriate number of additional seats and to provide them,
TENUAL RECORD of the number of seats per Member State that had been provided for in the draft decision of the European Council approved politically by the European Parliament on 11 October 2007 and by the European Council (declaration No. 5 annexed to the Final Act of the Intergovernmental Conference which adopted the Lisbon Treaty) and taking into account the declaration No. 4 annexed to the Final Act of the Intergovernmental Conference which adopted the Lisbon Treaty,
CONSIDERING that, for the remaining period between the date of entry into force of this Protocol and the end of the 2009-2014 legislature, the eighteen additional seats for the Member States concerned by the political agreement reached by the European Council at its meeting on 18 and 19 June 2009,
CONSIDERING that, in order to do so, it is necessary to allow for a provisional overtaking of the number of deputies per Member State and the maximum number of deputies provided for by the provisions of the treaties in force at the time of the European Parliament elections in June 2009, as well as by article 14, paragraph 2, of the Treaty on the European Union, as amended by the Lisbon Treaty,
CONSIDERING that the terms and conditions that will allow the Member States concerned to provide the additional seats provisionally established,
CONSIDERING that, with regard to transitional provisions, the protocol on transitional provisions, annexed to the Treaty on the European Union, to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and to the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community,
AGAINST THE CI-APRES PROVISIONS:
ARTICLE 1er
Article 2 of the Protocol on Transitional Provisions annexed to the Treaty on the European Union, to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and to the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community, is replaced by the following text:
“Article 2
1. For the period of the 2009-2014 legislature to be held from the date of entry into force of this Article, and by derogation from Articles 189, second paragraph, and 190, paragraph 2, of the Treaty establishing the European Community and Articles 107, second paragraph, and 108, paragraph 2, of the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community, which were in force at the time of the European Parliament elections of June 2009, and by derogation from the number of seats
Bulgaria 1
Spain 4
France 2
Italy 1
Latvia 1
Malta 1
Netherlands 1
Austria 2
Poland 1
Slovenia 1
Sweden 2
United Kingdom 1
2. By derogation from article 14, paragraph 3, of the Treaty on the European Union, the Member States concerned shall designate persons occupying the additional seats referred to in paragraph 1erin accordance with the legislation of the member States concerned and, provided that the persons in question were elected by direct universal suffrage:
(a) by an ad hoc universal suffrage election in the Member State concerned, in accordance with the applicable provisions for elections to the European Parliament;
(b) by reference to the results of the European parliamentary elections from 4 to 7 June 2009; or
(c) by designation by the national parliament of the Member State concerned, within it, of the number of members required, according to the procedure established by each of these Member States.
3. In due course before the 2014 European Parliament elections, the European Council adopts, in accordance with Article 14, paragraph 2, second paragraph, of the Treaty on the European Union, a decision establishing the composition of the European Parliament. »
ARTICLE 2
This Protocol is ratified by the High Contracting Parties in accordance with their respective constitutional requirements. The instruments of ratification are deposited with the Government of the Italian Republic.
This Protocol shall enter into force, if possible, 1er December 2010, provided that all instruments of ratification have been deposited, or, if not, on the first day of the month following the deposit of the instrument of ratification of the signatory State which proceeds the last to this formality.
ARTICLE 3
The present protocol, written in a single copy, in German, English, Bulgarian, Danish, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish and Czech, is deposited in the archives of the government of the Italian Republic, each of which is certified in each of these equally authentic languages.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned plenipotentiaries have affixed their signature at the bottom of this protocol.
Done in Brussels on the twenty-three June two thousand ten.

Protocol, done in Brussels on 23 June 2010, amending the Protocol on Transitional Provisions annexed to the Treaty on the European Union, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community