At the meeting, the ministers agreed that if EU Member States wanted to oppose a measure, but could not provide sufficient support for its blocking, they could ask the Council of Bloc Member States to “do everything in its power within a reasonable time to reach a satisfactory solution” acceptable to a qualified majority. Norway finally decided not to join the Union and the Gentlemen`s Agreement remained little more than a strange annex to the EU decision-making process. It was replaced by the Treaty of Nice in 2000, which established new voting rules for the EU before ten new Member States joined in 2004. Poland`s struggle for the right to vote revives Ioannina The “Ioannina compromise” is one of the most debated and perhaps least understood issues in the ongoing negotiations on the reform treaty. The term was coined after an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in 1994 in Ioannina, a Greek town north of Athens. Overall, the Ioannina compromise is a gentlemen`s agreement, an emergency pause or brake designed to reassure some Member States that other EU Member States will reduce transactions that they strongly respect. Ioannina gives countries a break to find a solution But one of these newcomers — Poland — fought hard to revive them this year in fierce negotiations over the national right to vote in the reform treaty. And to find a satisfactory compromise, the German Presidency of the Eu Council at the time added a reference to Ioannina in an annex to the treaty in June. According to the draft agreed in Brussels in June, the Council of the EU is obliged to freeze decisions if: “a) at least three quarters of the population or b) at least three quarters of the number of Member States required for the composition of a blocking minority … against the adoption of an act by the Council by qualified majority. The annex does not provide for formal deadlines and stipulates that Member States should spend “a reasonable period of time” in search of an acceptable solution.
Kaczynskis want more time and legal framework The block was originally explored by the Italian army during World War II. In the 1960s, the Greek state and the IFP drilled two dry wells. Eight state-led exploration drillings in the 1980s conducted oil and gas shows throughout the Mesozoic section and drilled thick sections of high-quality potential rock in the Cretaceous, Jura and Triassic. Data from 1,000 kilometres of seismic lines (2D) were also collected. The last dealer was Enterprise Oil, which abandoned the block in 2001 after the unsuccessful drilling of the “Demetra” exploration well. Enteprise Oil was later acquired by Royal Dutch Shell. All dry holes today can be understood that they were simply drilled on insufficient data, in terms of quantity and quality, for this complex underground environment, and therefore probably did not test valid traps. The resulting compromise indicates that if the members of the Council representing between 23 votes (the old threshold of the blocking minority) and 26 votes (the new threshold), the Council expresses its intention to oppose the adoption of a Council decision by qualified majority and will do all it can within a reasonable time. to reach a satisfactory solution, which can be adopted by at least 68 votes out of 87.