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1966

January

1

The EEC enters the third and last phase of the transition to the common market. This entails the replacement of the unanimity vote by the majority system for most of the decisions of the Council.

20

The annual joint meeting between the European institutions is held in Brussels, Belgium. The discussion mainly deals with two institutional problems: cooperation between the Commission and the Council and the Council's majority decisions.

28-29

Luxembourg compromise. After operating an "empty chair" policy for seven months, France resumes its place in the Council in return for a retention of the unanimity vote when major interests are at stake.

March

7

Mr Alain Poher is elected president of the European Parliament.

31

The Commission makes its proposal to the Council concerning the financing of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), independent revenue for the Community and wider powers for the European Parliament.

April

5

Belgium ratifies the Treaty instituting a Council and Commission of the European Communities.

29

Italy ratifies the Treaty instituting a Council and Commission of the European Communities.

May

11

The Council adopts decisions and resolutions governing the timetable and the financing of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and determines its objectives in other fields of common interest.

June

30

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg ratifies the Treaty instituting a Council and Commission of the European Communities.

October

25

The Netherlands ratify the Treaty instituting a Council and Commission of the European Communities.

November

28

A joint meeting of the European institutions is held. The discussion mainly concentrates on the progress of the Community towards economic union and future prospects.

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