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  1. I actually said differs from 70% of the EU, so I was even more precise on country basis (19/27 = 70.37%). At any rate, majority above the required 67%...

  2. Under Nice, the seven opponents have 79 votes out of 345, giving a 77.1% majority to the Kosovo recognisers, above the 74% limit.

  3. Population:  seven opponents have a combined population of 95.25 million out of 497.48 million, giving a 80.85% majority, well above the required 62%.


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by DoDo on Tue Jun 17th, 2008 at 03:09:27 AM EST
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It looks like just one more refusenik with 10 Council votes would have been enough to make a blocking minority on two criteria (number of member states and numebr of votes).

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 17th, 2008 at 03:31:56 AM EST
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