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Old 02-18-2019, 08:17 PM
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Guess another what...the way the EU constitution is written all it takes is ONE no vote from one member country to sh*tcan any negotiated settlement PM May may have managed to reach.
No. The withdrawal agreement requires a qualified majority in the Commission and approval of the European Parliament. Anything within the exclusive competence of the EU requires the same (most aspects of trade deals). Thus one no vote will not kill such agreements.

However for issues which competence is shared with member states, these deals have to be approved by all members.

So you see the recent agreement with Japan split into two deals because of these two separate types of ratification requirements.