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As far as the budget is concerned, we need to focus primarily not on expenditure but on those aspects of fiscal policy of the Member States which fall under the remit of the EU. The first priority is to eliminate the idea of unanimity- that is to say, the right to veto- in decisions pertaining… » read more

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Le Conseil Italien du Mouvement Européen souligne les principes de la démocratie représentative et ceux de la démocratie participative qui constituent les éléments essentiels de la vie démocratique au sein de l’Union. Dans ce cadre, rappelle le principe selon lequel le nouveau Président de la Commission devra être choisi compte tenu des résultats des élections… » read more

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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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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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