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No 4 (June 96/Juin 96/Juni 96)
On 13 May 1996, the General Affairs Council adopted Directive 96/30/EC (1) modifying Council Directive 94/80/EC on the right to vote and to stand as a candidate in municipal elections for citizens of the Union residing in a Member State of which they are not nationals (2) .The annex of Directive 94/80 is thus amended in order to include, for the three new Member States, the references to the municipalities in which non-national Union citizens are now entitled to participate in the elections on the same conditions as nationals.
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(1) EC Official Journal N. L122 of 22/5/1996
(2) EC Official Journal N. L368 of 31/12/1994