Red card

55 per cent.

“Where reasoned opinions on the non-compliance of a draft Union legislative act with the principle of subsidiarity, sent within 12 weeks from the transmission of that draft, represent more than 55 % of the votes allocated to the national Parliaments, the Council Presidency will include the item on the agenda of the Council for a comprehensive discussion on these opinions and on the consequences to be drawn therefrom.”

Where else would it be seen as a major triumph to accept that a 55 per cent majority might carry the day? In a democracy, perhaps?

And this might lead to a “comprehensive discussion”? This is beyond a joke.

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