60 Ideas for Europe

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 to act. To make matters even worse, the precondition of unanimity puts obstacles in the way of immediate action in very urgent cases (e.g. natural disasters and others questions covered by the Solidarity Clause.)
The EMI must lobby for a change in the Treaty, with the aim of establishing a qualified majority as the basis for exercising the implied powers.

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