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UK doesn’t have only 8% of votes in Council of Ministers

by Jack Schickler | 06.04.2016

Myth: The UK has only 8% of votes in Council of Ministers

InFact: Britain’s voting share in Council rose from 8.2% to 12.7% in 2014. As a transitional measure member states can still insist on using the old voting rules, but the higher figure will always apply as of April 2017.

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This article is an adaptation of a piece that previously appeared on InFacts.

Edited by Hugo Dixon