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The 60th celebration of the treaty of Lisbon should be an opportunity to make an evaluation regarding the EU policies & adherence to these policies, as well as regarding streamlining legislation. Especially in the framework of environmental regulation, it becomes more & more obvious that while there is one EU policy, which is voted by… » read more

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The European Union is the leading political and economical organisation of Europe, however it does not cover the whole Europe. The leaders of EU have to draw the map of Europe, in order to motivate the citizens and political leaders of the non-EU European countries to give more efforts to europeanize their countries.

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The EMI must consider the Lisbon Treaty equivalent to a Constitution, although there are states who are reluctant to contemplate such a comparison. Any modification of the Treaty/”Constitution” must be subject to demanding conditions. However, its modification should not be, for all practical purposes, impossible. For this reason, the EMI must propose that the Treaty… » read more

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We must modify the proposed legislation (Lisbon) relating to the voluntary withdrawal of a Member State from the EU. For example, we need to consider: A) The harm caused to cohesion countries. B) In addition, the lost profits incurred by the “withdrawing” state caused by lack of market competitiveness, economic prosperity and reduced presence on… » read more

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We need more rapid and efficient procedures to suspend the rights of Member States in the case that they violate fundamental rights and values . Art. 7 TEU (Lisbon) proposes measures which take too long to put into practice and are excessively lenient. We also need to contemplate the possibility of definitive expulsion of a… » read more

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The EMI must make an effort to propose innovative solutions with respect to the countries which formed part of the ex-Yugoslavia. The CFEME (EM Spain) is opposed to the recognition of Kosovo as a sovereign state. However, the CFEME realizes that this recognition could happen de facto as a result of unilateral positions adopted by… » read more

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To decide whether we admit Turkey as part of the EU family, the following consideration is pertinent. A dictatorial laicism which violates freedoms of expression, assembly, and the untrammelled functioning of political parties, constitutes and will constitute, as long as it exists, an obstacle for its integration in the EU.

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The Neighbourhood Policy contained in art. 8 TUE (Lisbon), which reproduces word for word the text of the Draft Treaty, will undoubtedly proof to be extremely positive. In particular, it is a very good alternative to a policy of endless enlargements which could have outlandish results. (Imagine, if you will, if Russia were to be… » read more

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On the one hand, the EMI approves the fact that Art. 79 TFEU establishes the regulation of immigration policy in terms comparable to the Draft Constitution. However, when mention is made of the right of each Member State to establish “volumes of admission”, the article does not dare to speak about a common policy with… » read more

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