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(1)This section has effect for the interpretation of this Part.
(2)“TEU” means the Treaty on European Union.
(3)“TFEU” means the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
(4)A reference to a treaty which amends TEU or TFEU includes a reference to—
(a)a treaty resulting from the application of Article 48(2) to (5) of TEU (ordinary revision procedure);
(b)an agreement under Article 49 of TEU (admission of new members).
(5)An “Article 48(6) decision” means a decision under Article 48(6) of TEU (simplified revision procedure).
(6)Except in a reference to “the European Council”, “the Council” means the Council of the European Union.
(7)A reference to a Minister of the Crown voting in favour of or otherwise supporting a decision is a reference to a Minister of the Crown—
(a)voting in favour of the decision in the European Council or the Council, or
(b)allowing the decision to be adopted by consensus or unanimity by the European Council or the Council.
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