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 courts establish their internal rules in agreement with the Court of Justice. This internal regulation is subject to the approval of the Qualified Majority Council. 3. Where the agreement is provided for the implementation of a common action or a common position, the Council acts by qualified majority in accordance with Article 23, paragraph 2. 6. The European Parliament, the Council, the Commission or a Member State may seek the opinion of the Court of Justice on the compatibility of an agreement envisaged with the provisions of this Treaty. If the opinion of the Court of Justice is negative, the agreement can only enter into force in accordance with Article 48 of the Treaty on european Union. 7.
Without prejudice to paragraph 6, first paragraph, the Council, on the commission`s proposal and after consultation with the European Parliament, can extend the application of paragraphs 1 to 4 to international negotiations and intellectual property agreements, as long as they are not covered by paragraph 5. » 3. Within the framework of their respective competences, the Community and member states cooperate with third countries and relevant international organisations. The terms of Community cooperation can be the subject of agreements between the Community and the third parties concerned, negotiated and concluded in accordance with Article 300. 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. >TABLE> NICE TREATY amending the Treaty on the European Union, the treaties establishing the European Communities and certain related acts (2001/C 80/01) SA MAJESTY THE ROI OF BELGIUM, SA MAJESTY THE REINE OF THE DANEMARK, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC FEDERAL OF GERMANY, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC HELLENIC, THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, THE PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE GRAND DUKE OF LUXEMBOURG, HIS MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF THE NETHERLANDS, THE FEDERAL PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF FINLAND, HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF SWEDEN, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND , the end of the division of the European continent, IN DEM BEG. the process of preparing the institutions of the European Union for the functioning of an enlarged Union, launched by the Treaty of Amsterdam, DETERMINED to continue accession negotiations on this basis in order to carry them out, according to the procedure provided for by the Treaty on the European Union, you have designated as plenipotentiaries the amendment of the Treaty on the European Union, the treaties establishing the European Communities and certain related acts: