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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… » read more

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

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

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

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

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

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.