The treaties of the European Union (EU) outline the procedures for voting in the Council of the European Union. One key rule is that member states enjoy veto power on decisions. Germany now thinks this prerogative should be abolished as it paralyses the institution. This article published by Barrons is by AFP – Agence France Presse
Germany’s foreign minister said Monday that the right for individual EU member states to veto decisions must be scrapped, arguing that the 27-member bloc cannot be hamstrung by single hold-outs.
“We can no longer be held hostage by those who paralyse European foreign policy through their vetoes,” Heiko Maas said, accusing those doing so of “playing with Europe’s cohesion”.
“I therefore say quite openly: the veto must go — even if that means we too can be outvoted.”
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