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The House of Lords

Submission by Federal Union to the House of Lords European Union Committee inquiry into the impact of the Reform Treaty on the institutions of the EU.

Federal Union addresses three of the nine questions, number 3, 5 and 7, with a conclusion at the end:

3. The impact of the Reform Treaty on the role and functioning of the Council ofMinisters, including the effects of the use of team Presidencies, their relationship withthe President of the European Council, and the new system of qualified majority voting

5. The impact of the Reform Treaty on the role, functioning and membership of theEuropean Commission, including the effects of the changes to Commission selection andthe accountability of the Commission to the European Parliament

7. The impact of the Reform Treaty on the role of national parliaments

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