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"Luxembourg Compromise" Agreement

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 29 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the so-called Luxembourg compromise which specified the right of veto within the EEC Council of Ministers has been changed by recent decisions of the Community Heads of Government.

No. The communiqué makes it plain that member States are free to maintain their positions regarding the Luxembourg compromise, but there is a general understanding that they will no longer insist on attaining unanimity on every single question regardless of its importance.