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Article 7(2) (determination by European Council of existence of serious and persistent breach by member State of values referred to in Article 2).
Article 14(2) (composition of European Parliament).
Article 15(4) (decisions of European Council require consensus).
Article 17(5) (number of, and system for appointing, Commissioners).
Article 19(2) (appointment of Judges and Advocates-General of European Court of Justice).
Article 22(1) (identification of strategic interests and objectives of the EU).
Chapter 2 of Title V (specific provisions on the common foreign and security policy).
Article 48(3), (4), (6) and (7) (treaty revision procedures).
Article 49 (application for EU membership).
Article 50(3) (decision of European Council extending time during which treaties apply to state withdrawing from EU).
Article 19(1) (measures to combat discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, age or sexual orientation).
Article 21(3) (measures concerning social security or social protection).
Article 22(1) (arrangements to enable EU citizens living in another member State to stand and vote in local elections in the State in which they reside).
Article 22(2) (arrangements to enable such persons to stand and vote in elections to the European Parliament in the State in which they reside).
Article 25 (provisions to strengthen or add to the rights of EU citizens listed in Article 20(2) of TFEU).
Article 77(3) (provisions concerning passports, identity cards, residence permits etc.).
Article 82(2)(d) (minimum rules on criminal procedure).
Article 83(1) (decision identifying other areas of crime to which provision is to apply).
Article 86(1) and (4) (European Public Prosecutor's Office).
Article 87(3) (police co-operation).
Article 89 (cross-border operation by competent authorities).
Article 113 (harmonisation of indirect taxes).
Article 115 (approximation of national laws affecting internal market).
Article 121(2) (broad guidelines of economic policies), so far as relating to a conclusion of the European Council.
Article 126(14) (adoption of provisions replacing the protocol on the excessive deficit procedure).
Article 127(6) (conferral on European Central Bank of specific tasks relating to prudential supervision).
Article 153(2)(b) (measures on working conditions, social security etc.).
Article 155(2) (agreements at EU level between management and labour).
Article 192(2) (adoption of certain environmental measures).
Article 194(3) (energy measures that are primarily of a fiscal nature).
Article 203 (decisions establishing procedure for association of countries and territories with the EU).
Article 218(8) (certain international agreements).
Article 222(3) (decisions on implementation of solidarity clause having defence implications).
Article 223(1) (uniform procedures for elections to European Parliament).
Article 311 (own resources decisions).
Article 312(2) (laying down of multi-annual financial framework).
Article 332 (decisions to allow expenditure on enhanced co-operation to be borne by member States other than those participating).
Article 333(1) and (2) (enhanced co-operation).
Article 346(2) (changes to list of military products exempt from internal market provisions).
Article 352(1) (measures to attain objectives of EU in cases where treaties have not provided the necessary powers).
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