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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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The EMI proposes that the President of the European Council (who occupies this position for two years) does not exercise the limited powers of representation in the areas of Foreign Affairs and Security, as described in the Lisbon Treaty. The President should be the leading representative of the EU in these areas and should be… » read more

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The EMI is frontally opposed to the norm according to which neither the European Central Bank, nor a national central bank, nor any member of their decision-making bodies shall seek or take instructions from Union institutions, bodies, offices or agencies, from any government of a Member State or from any other body. The Union institutions,… » read more

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We are pleased to note that Lisbon Treaty has adopted in Art. 11.2 TEU one of the most positive innovations of the Draft Constitution (Art. I-47). That is to say, the principle of participatory democracy, and the right of one million citizens to submit any appropriate proposal on matters where they consider that a legal… » read more

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We cannot carry on with the situation whereby the different Member States by means of the COREPER interfere in the execution of EU law, as is permitted in Art. 240.1 TFEU. The COREPER must have a merely consultative function whose aim is to bring about the optimum execution of the law, taking into account the… » read more

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