The ARC includes one representative from each of the 25 EU member states. Although there is no report yet on the ARC Website
or other announcement from the Commission, the New York Times
and the Financial Times
have both reported that the governments of four European countries – Belgium, France, Italy, and Spain – objected to the rule and six others, including Germany, abstained. Fifteen voted in favour. The Commission has asked the countries to put their views in writing by 30 June. After then, the Commission will make a decision.