The first paragraph does not affect the competence of Member States to negotiate and conclude international agreements in international for a.“ – decides to act in accordance with the procedure set out in Article 251 to decide on the measures covered by Article 62, paragraph 2, point a), from the date on which an agreement has been reached on the scope of measures relating to the crossing of the external borders of Member States by persons. (1) The common trade policy is based on uniform principles, including tariff changes, tariff and trade agreements, consistency in liberalisation measures, export policy and trade protection measures, as they must be taken in the event of dumping or subsidies. The European Parliament is immediately and fully informed of any decision taken under this paragraph concerning the provisional application or suspension of agreements or the adoption of the Community`s position within an agreement-instituted body.“ 10. In Article 139, paragraph 2, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following text: „The Council rules by qualified majority, unless the agreement in question contains one or more provisions in one of the areas for which unanimity is required under Article 137, paragraph 2. In this case, it rules unanimously. By derogation from paragraph 5, first paragraph, agreements on trade in cultural and audiovisual services, education and social and health services fall under the shared competence of the Community and its Member States. Therefore, the negotiation of such agreements, in addition to a Community decision taken under Article 300, requires a joint decision of the Member States. The agreements thus negotiated are concluded jointly by the Community and the Member States. 2. The Council, ruling by qualified majority on the commission`s proposal and after consultation with the European Parliament, decides on the measures necessary for the implementation of paragraph 1. The Council unanimously decides that association agreements are concluded in accordance with Article 310 and agreements with candidate countries for EU membership. The conference recalls: that decisions on subsidies, as stipulated in Article 100 and consistent with the „non-bailout“ rule under Article 103, must be in line with the 2000-2006 financial outlook, including point 11 of the 6 May 1999 inter-institutional agreement between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline and the improvement of the budgetary procedure on budgetary discipline and the improvement of the budgetary procedure. and with the corresponding provisions of future inter-institutional agreements and financial perspectives.
By derogation from paragraph 4, the Council unanimously decides in the negotiation and conclusion of an agreement in one of the areas covered by the first paragraph, where it contains provisions for which unanimity is required for the adoption of internal rules or where it concerns an area in which the Community has not yet exercised the powers conferred on it by this treaty by the adoption of internal rules. 2. The Council decides unanimously when the agreement covers an issue for which unanimity is required for the adoption of internal decisions. 5. No agreement is binding on a Member State whose representative in the Council declares that it must meet the requirements of its own constitutional procedure; other members of the Council may agree that the agreement nevertheless applies on an interim basis. The conference recalls that the obligation of sincere cooperation, which stems from Article 10 of the Treaty establishing the European Community and which governs relations between Member States and Community institutions, also governs relations between the Community institutions themselves.