Italian foreign minister calls for rule of unanimity in EU to be reconsidered
Antonio Tajani calls for rule of unanimity in EU to be reconsidered (Photo:REUTERS/Costas Baltas)
The EU rule on unanimity of decisions should be revised because of the actions of Hungary, Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said after meeting with his Austrian counterpart Alexander Schallenberg in Vienna, Ukrinform news agency reported on Dec. 8.
"Unanimity blocks Europe. We need to change the European rules," the Italian diplomat said.
Tajani believes that during the voting, the bloc should introduce a rule that the decision must be supported by at least 55% of member states (15out of 27), representing 65% of the EU population.
"We need to make more decisions by majority vote," Tajani said.
“If you want a bigger and stronger Europe, then unanimity should be a thing of the past.”
Earlier, it was reported that the European Parliament supported the proposal of the European Commission to provide Ukraine with EUR 18 billion in 2023.
After that, Hungarian Finance Minister Mihály Varga blocked the provision of the proposed macro-financial assistance to Ukraine.
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