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Prime Minister John Major strongly opposed the application of the Qualified Majority Voting (QMV) procedure in Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) matters because there were apprehensions in the political circles in Britain that the British government could be overruled by a majority of EU member states on important foreign policy issues.23 Other developments which compelled the John Major government to stiffen its stance towards the EU were that his government was weakened when his party suffered a series of defeats in by-elections, and several of his own party's MPs adopted an increasingly belligerent anti-EU posture during and after the signing of the TEU.24
(28) The impact of qualified-majority voting (QMV) has been discussed before, but the question remains as to what extent QMV itself affects the negotiators versus the ability of negotiators to use it as a threat while consensus, in practice, remains the rule.
In negotiations over the Treaty of Nice in 2001, Member States decided to modify the Amsterdam approach: Any permanent move to QMV on issues of migration and asylum would be contingent on a unanimous vote in the Counci1.
The shift towards QMV proposed by the 1985 White Paper was helped by the fact that discussions on this subject were already under way.
The same proposal the Examination Committee voted on and rejected at QMV, on 13 October 2011!
What he did do was to allow the leaders of France and Germany and indeed the other EU leaders to go ahead with far greater speed than they even dared to hope with a complete reconstruction of the eurozone, that aims to create a fiscally integrated bloc at the heart of the EU, which will be able to pass any legislation through the Qualified Majority Voting (QMV) system that it might want to.
And because of QMV - qualified majority voting - our European partners will still be able to push through decisions affecting the City, just without our influence.
La estimacion, como es usual en estos procesos, se realizo por Cuasi Maxima Verosimilitud (QMV).
The DEU dataset contained two versions of the SSI for the four different procedures, the QMV and unanimity versions of the consultation procedure and the QMV and unanimity versions of the Codecision procedure.
The Maastricht Treaty allowed the European Council to set broad guidelines for the CFSP action for which qualified majority voting (QMV) could be used (though member-states have always insisted on consensus), while the Council of Foreign Ministers was to implement those.
Under the co-decision procedure, the European Parliament can amend or reject a proposal that the Council passes by a Qualified Majority Vote (QMV).
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