The EU budget should be decomposed into three distinct parts. Part I would include redistributive operations, including all structural funds and horizontal transfers required to bring net balances in line with relative prosperity. Part II would describe activities for the provision of European public goods: it would show on the revenue side own resources and [...]
The Charter will become legally binding with the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty. European citizens should have the same standards of legal protection from the charter anywhere in the Union and the opt-outs for the UK and Poland should be phased out as soon as possible.
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 [...]
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 [...]
The CFEME considers that the “implied powers” attributed to the EU are weak, as described in art. 352 TFEU which summarizes the provisions both of the Draft Constitution and of TCE (Amsterdam). In particular, the condition of unanimous decision to implement these powers is not acceptable because it severely reduces the powers of the Council [...]
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 [...]
The EMI must demand that Enhanced Cooperation in the areas of CFSP and CDSP is authorised, in the same way as in other areas, that is to say by qualified majority in the Council and not, as was demanded in Art. III-419.2 in the Draft Constitution and is repeated in Art. 329.2 of the TFEU, [...]
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 [...]
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.”. [...]
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.