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We must return to the system advocated in the Draft Constitution whereby, based on the General Orientations of the European Council regarding CFSP, the Council of Ministers needs either a qualified majority to pass decisions (Art. III-295 Draft Constitution) or total unanimity, with or without “constructive abstention”. To return to the requirement of unanimity for… » read more

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I am almost 100 % sure that everyone of us has some stereotypes. Is it bad??? It’s difficult to say. We talk about Europe, its standards, values, etc. – so why can’t we discuss such a thing as European stereotypes? Are there any stereotypes concerning Europeans (as a nationality or may be a breed xD)?… » read more

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In order to initiate an action of Enhanced Cooperation, the Lisbon Treaty must go back to the minimum approval of one-third of the Member States. The figure of nine Member States established by Art. 20 TEU (Lisbon) is due to the fact that currently there are 27 Member States and 9 is precisely one-third of… » read more

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We need to arrive at a better definition of the ECJ. It beggars belief that since the TEC back in 1957 until now (Art 19 TEU Lisbon), we have granted the following limited range of action to the ECJ: “It shall ensure that in the interpretation and application of the Treaties the law is observed.”.… » read more

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We need to modify the innovation contained in the last paragraph of Art 1 TUE (Lisbon) which alters the terms of the Draft Constitution. The EU is one body and includes both the old EU as well as the old EC. Therefore, the EU does not “substitute” both of these organisations, it succeeds them.

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In terms of representative democracy, the support given hereto to EU-wide political parties has been insufficient. These parties must be given more support, both financially and politically. Financially, the community budget must take them more into account. Politically, measures such as the following are necessary: A) The possibility to become a member directly of an… » read more

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