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1 Table on the ratification process of amendment of art. 136 TFEU, and 1 Foreword This table summarizes the general state of play of the ratification process of the amendment of art. 136 TFEU, the and the Fiscal Compact Treaty. To this end a difference is indicated between "approval" and "ratification", whereas by "approval" is intended the parliamentary procedure pending the signature by the Head of State and/or the publication in the Official Journal, essential elements for the complete ratification. N.B.: in the table, approvals at parliamentary level are indicated in black bold, whereas ratifications are marked in red bold. With regard to information concerning the deposit of the ratification instruments to the EU Council, this is marked in blue bold. was amended by Decision 2011/199/EU adopted by the European 25 March This one entered into force on 1 May 2013, following receipt by the Secretary-General of the EU Council of the notification by the Czech authorities of the completion of their ratification procedures. The was signed by the 17 Member States of the Euro-zone on 2nd February 2012 and entered into force on 27 September 2012 following receipt by the Secretary-General of the EU Council of the notification by the German authorities of the completion of their ratification procedures, thus fulfilling the condition provided for by art. 48, par. 1 of the same Treaty, according to which, the entry into force is submitted to the ratification by the signatories whose initial subscriptions represent no less than 90% of the total subscriptions. The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union (TSCG), alias, was signed by 25 Member States (except the Czech Republic and the UK) on 2nd March Following receipt by the Secretary-General of the EU Council of the notification by the Finnish authorities of the completion of their ratification procedures on 21 December 2012, this Treaty entered into force on 1st January 2013, thus fulfilling the provision laid down in art. 14, par. 2 (ratification by twelve Contracting Parties whose currency is the Euro). 1 This table was produced with the kind cooperation of the Representatives of the national Parliaments in Brussels.

2 process of amendment of art. 136 TFEU, and Austria (AT) (ratifications notified by all the 27 MS. ) Nationalrat on 4/07/2012 and by the Bundesrat on 6/07/2012. Signed by the Head of State on 17/07/2012. notified to 30/07/ /3-majority in both (ratifications notified by all the 17 MS signatories 2 and entered into force on 27/09/2012) Nationalrat on 4/07/2012 and by the Bundesrat on 6/07/2012. Signed by the Head of State on 17/07/ /07/2012. (ratifications notified by 21 MS 3, 13 of which belong to the Euro area). Nationalrat on 4/07/2012 and the Bundesrat on 6/07/2012. Signed by the Head of State on 17/07/ /07/ The 17 Member States signatories which, following completion of ratification procedures at parliamentary level, deposited their ratification instrument at the EU Council are: AT, BE, CY, DE, EE, EL, ES, FI, FR, IE, IT, LU, MT, NL, PT, SI and SK. 3 The 21 Member States which, following completion of ratification procedures at parliamentary level, deposited their ratification instrument at the EU Council are: AT, CY, DE, DK, EE, EL, ES, FI, FR, HU, IE, IT, LT, LU, LV, MT, PT, RO, SE, SI and SK. 13 of these belong to the Euro area: AT, CY, DE, EE, EL, ES, FI, FR, IE, IT, PT, SI and SK. 2

3 Belgium (BE) (ratification notified by all the 27 MS. ) Senate on 10/05/2012 and by the Chamber on 14/06/2012. notified to 16/07/2012. Simple majority in all chambers (at federal, regional and community level). Mixed competence ( by all parliaments of Belgium necessary). (ratification notified by all the 17 MS signatories and entered into force on 27/09/2012) 26/06/2012. International Treaty (federal competence). Simple majority in both (ratification notified by 21 MS, 13 of which belong to the Euro area). by the Flemish Parliament on 21/12/2012. Chamber of 20/06/2013 and by the Senate on 23/05/2013 To be scrutinised by the Wallonian Parliament, the Parliament of Brussels, the Parliament of the French community and the Parliament of the German-speaking community Simple majority in all chambers (at federal, regional and community level). Mixed competence ( by all parliaments of Belgium necessary). 3

4 (ratifications notified by all the 27 MS. ) (ratifications notified by all the 17 MS signatories and entered into force on 27/09/2012) (ratifications notified by 21 MS, 13 of which belong to the Euro area). Bulgaria (BG) National Assembly on 13/07/ /07/2012. notified to 06/08/2012. Simple majority with two readings. Not a EURO zone Open. International treaty. Cyprus (CY) House of 31/05/ /06/2012. notified to 03/07/2012. House of 31/05/ /06/ /06/2012. Council of Ministers on 20/04/ /07/ /07/2012. by the House of Representatives not needed. 4

5 Czech Republic (CZ) Senate on 25/04/2012 and by the Chamber of Deputies on 5/06/2012. Signed by the Head of State on 3/04/2013 notified to 23/04/2013. Qualified majority (3/5). Not party of the Fiscal Compact. Denmark (DK) Folketing on 23/02/2012. the same day. notified to 7/05/2012. Folketing on 31/05/2012. the same day. 19/07/2012 Treated as EU-matter in parl. proceedings but ratification as international treaty No referendum necessary. 5

6 Estonia (EE) Riigikogu on 2/08/ /08/2012. notified to 7/09/2012. Riigikogu in third reading on 30/08/ /10/2012 Absolute majority. Riigikogu on 17/10/2012. Bill signed by the Head of State on 5/11/ /12/2012 Finland (FI) Eduskunta on 9/05/2012. Signed by the Head of State on 25/05/2012. notified to 29/05/2012. Eduskunta on 21/06/ /07/ /06/2012. Bill submitted on 2/11/ /12/

7 France (FR) National Assembly on 21/02/2012 and by the Senate on 28/02/ /03/2012. notified to 2/04/2012. National Assembly on 21/02/2012 and by the Senate on 28/02/ /03/ /04/2012. International Treaty National Assembly on 9/10/2012 and by the Senate on 11/10/ /10/ /11/2012. In case of amendment of the Constitution either a referendum or a decision of the Congrès (Assemblée nationale and Sénat) with 3/5 majority will be necessary. Germany (DE) Bundestag and the Bundesrat on 29/06/2012. notified to 27/09/ /3 majority in both Bundestag and the Bundesrat on 29/06/ /09/ /3 majority in both Bundestag and the Bundesrat on 29/06/ /09/2012 2/3 majority in both 7

8 Greece (EL) Hungary (HU) Chamber of 28/03/ /03/2012. notified to 17/04/2012. Approved on 27/02/ /03/2012. notified to 19/04/2012. Chamber of 28/03/ /03/ /05/2012 2/3 Majority. Chamber of 28/03/ /03/ /05/2012. National Assembly on 25/03/2013. Signed by the Head of State on 29/03/2013. the 15/05/2013 International Treaty 2/3 majority 8

9 Ireland (IE) Dáil Éireann on 20/06/2012 and by the Seanad Éireann on 27/06/2012. upon signature by the Head of State on 3/07/2012. notified to 1/08/2012 Dáil Éireann on 20/06/2012 and by the Seanad Éireann on 27/06/2012. upon signature by the Head of State on 3/07/ /08/2012. International Treaty Endorsed by referendum on 31/05/2012 by 60.3% to 39.7%, on a turnout of 50%. upon signature by the Head of State on 3/07/ /12/2012. Referendum deemed necessary. Italy (IT) Senate on 12/07/2012 and by the Chamber of Deputies on 19/07/2012. notified to 25/09/2012 Senate on 12/07/2012 and by the Chamber of Deputies on 19/07/ /09/2012. Senate on 12/07/2012 and by the Chamber of Deputies on 19/07/ /09/

10 Latvia (LV) Saeima on 19/04/ /05/ /05/2012. Saeima on 31/05/ /06/ /06/2012 Lithuania (LT) Seimas on 12/06/ /06/ /07/2012. Simple majority but not less than 2/5 of statutory number of members in favour. member Seimas on 28/06/ /07/ /09/2012 Simple majority but no less than 2/5 of statutory number of members in favour. 10

11 Luxembourg (LU) Chambre des Députés on 26/06/ /07/ //07/2012. Qualified majority. Chambre des Députés on 26/06/ /07/ /07/2012. International Treaty Qualified majority. Chambre des Députés on 27/02/ /05/2013. Malta (MT) Presented to the House of 22/06/2012. Debate in the Foreign and European Affairs Committee and report to the House by the FEAC Chairman on 2/ Debate in the House on 2/10/ /10/2012. House of 6/07/ /07/ /07/2012. House of 11/06/ /06/

12 Netherlands (NL) House of Representatives on 24/05/2012 and by the Senate on 3/07/ /09/2012. House of 24/05/2012 and by the Senate on 3/07/ /07/ /07/2012 House of representatives on 26/03/2013. To be submitted to the Senate. Poland (PL) Sejm on 11/05/2012 and by the Senate on 30/05/2012. Published on 2/07/2012. notified on 13/11/2012. The Statute granting consent for ratification was approved by the Sejm, on 20/02/2013, by the Senate on 21/02/2013 and signed by the Head of State on 27/02/2013. Challenged at the Constitutional Court. Simple majority or 2/3 majority. 12

13 Portugal (PT) Assembleia da Republica on 9/12/ /02/ /02/2012. Assembleia da Republica on 13/04/12. 19/06/ /07/2012. Assembleia da Republica on 13/04/ /07/ /07/2012. Romania (RO) Approved in joint session on 12/06/ /06/ //07/ /3-majority. Chamber of Deputies on 8/05/2012 and by the Senate on 21/05/ /06/ //11/

14 Romania (RO) Approved in joint session on 12/06/ /06/ //07/ /3-majority. Chamber of Deputies on 8/05/2012 and by the Senate on 21/05/ /06/ //11/2012 Slovakia (SK) National Council on 15/05/2012 (this approval completes the ratification). 13/06/2012. Absolute majority. National 22/06/2012. upon signature by the Head of State on 28/06/ /06/2102. Absolute majority. 17//01/2013. Absolute majority. Slovenia (SI) (published) 22/08/ /10/ /05/ /05/ /05/ /05/

15 Parl. ratification Parl. ratification Parl. ratification Spain (ES) Congreso de los diputados on 17/05/2012 and by the Senado on 6/06/2012. notified to 15/06/2012. Absolute majority in both Congreso de los diputados on 17/05/2012 and by the Senado on 6/06/ /07/2012. Absolute majority in both Congreso de los diputados on 21/06/2012 and by the Senado on 18/07/ /09/2012. Absolute majority in both Sweden (SE) Riksdag on 30/05/ /06/2012. notified to 15/06/2012. on 6/03/ /05/

16 Parl. ratification Parl. ratification Parl. ratification United Kingdom (UK) House of Lords in third reading on 4/07/2012 and by the House of Commons in third reading on 10/09/2012. notified to 12/11/2012. Not party of the Fiscal Compact. 16

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