Skip to comments.European Parliament votes to abolish member states’ veto
Posted on 11/28/2023 1:44:26 PM PST by Mount Athos
The vote passed with a razor-thin majority of 291 votes in favour to 274 against, with 44 abstentions.
The main proposed changes include the abolition of the principle of unanimity in a total of 65 areas of law, as well as transferring competencies from the member states to the European Union.
These include the transfer of inclusive competency on the matters of environmental protection and biodiversity, meaning that law pertaining to those matters would be entirely set at the European level.
In addition, the shared competencies would be expanded to seven new areas, those being foreign and security policy, border protection, public health, civil defence, industry, and education.
Elsewhere, the European Commission would be reduced from its current size of 27 people down to 15, meaning that not every member state would have its own commissioner.
Other stipulations would include the mandatory adoption of the Euro for all member states. Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Sweden use other currencies.
In addition, the bill foresees a simplification of the procedure for suspending the rights of member states which violate “European Union values”.
With the bill having passed through the European Parliament, the Spanish Presidency of the European Council has agreed to table the proposals at the next European Council meeting, which is set to take place in December.
(Excerpt) Read more at cyprus-mail.com ...
From another article:
“Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, MEP of the Polish conservative PiS party, called the proposals an attempt “to hijack Europe,” and to create “a dystopian superstate that degrades member countries to the status of regions.” He warned that the reforms favour largely populated states, and are in contrast with the fundamental EU principle of equal representation. László Trócsányi of the Hungarian conservative Fidesz also alluded to the fact that four of the five co-rapporteurs of the report are German, and that the new proposals would increase the powers of institutions, but decrease the rights of small and medium sized countries.
Co-chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Ryszard Legutko said “the report is living proof of how dangerous the EU has become.” He warned that if the proposals were to come into effect, the EU would have institutions that could impose moral and philosophical issues on its citizens, and will have instruments to punish those who have different views.”
Can’t have any checks to power!
Too bad the Poles didn’t see this coming before they put Tusk back in power.
Just wait until they have a “unified” military. I guarantee it won’t be for fighting external enemies.
A crack in the wall?
More reason for Brexit.
Too Bad, Suckers, you're Proles now.
Unless you Veto with well directed Gunfire.
The greasy EU corruptocrats want no bounds on their unelected power.
Just another step in transforming the member nations into mere provinces of the Greater EU Reich.
And if you think it’s bad now, just wait until the EU bureaucrats crank up the illegal Muslim immigrant quotas.
Does that mean Ukraine gets immediate membership???
Like a Bronx tale, now youse can’t leave.
Just wait until they have a “unified” military.
This is why we have an electoral college and form a republic.
Democracy at work.
So, did they also give the people of the member countries the right to reconsider their membership, now that the terms of their entry have been substantially changed - or are they just out of luck and now prisoners?
Somewhere in Hell there’s a guy with a funny mustache sobbing because he’s been outdone.
Russia is probably VERY HAPPY that the Neocons started the Ukraine War as it’s giving them the justification to upgrade their military from 900,000 to 1.5 million soldiers, which is the force they’ll need to defend themselves against what has, apparently, become the 4th Reich.
Without the help of the Neocons, it is really doubtful that the Russian government would have had the needed support for such a large expansion of their military.
He was not wrong.
And saddle themselves with weak economies like Greece and Portugal. Not much of a bargain.
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