The area of foreign affairs and security remains the domain of the member states, with the EU playing a marginal role. As a result, neither the Union as a whole nor its individual members can achieve their full potential on the international stage and are losing their importance compared to other, often undemocratic, powers. Speaking with one voice is often impossible due to the principle of unanimity, which means that each member state can block any EU position or action in the area of foreign affairs and security, including sanctions for grave human rights violations, common defence or the accession of new members.
The EU should develop a genuine common foreign and security policy, allowing it to ensure the safety of Europeans while promoting democracy, human rights, the rule of law and environmental protection in its neighbourhood and globally. Coupled with a genuine Defence Union, it should include an EU army overseen by the European Parliament and capable of conducting peacekeeping, humanitarian, and peacebuilding operations globally. This should be complemented by a common approach to development cooperation, supporting the sustainable growth and democratic integration of other countries and regions.
All actions in the area of foreign affairs and security should be co-decided by the European Parliament and the Council based on qualified majority, with no possibility to block them by a single member state.
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WiseEuropa: Green, digital, more united - what vision of the Union will the Conference on the Future of Europe bring?
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Il rafforzamento della voce dell’Unione europea nel mondo
Iniziativa del progetto “La Conferenza sul futuro dell’Europa. Un nuovo slancio per la democrazia europea”, realizzato dalla Rete italiana dei CDE con il contributo della Rappresentanza in Italia della Commissione europea.
Participatory workshop online - Piattaforma Zoom
👉 Workshop online con studenti dell'Università di Verona (Prima Parte): https://univr.zoom.us/j/87317663314 ;
👉 Interventi e dibattito aperti al pubblico (Seconda Parte): https://bit.ly/3fVSanZ .
Nella seconda parte interverranno Roberto Santaniello (Commissione Europea - Rappresentanza Italia), Giorgio Anselmi (Presidente MFE), Giampiero Gramaglia (giornalista) e Fabrizio Spada (Parlamento Europeo - Ufficio Italia).
Organizzatori: Centro di Documentazione Europea di Verona in collaborazione con Movimento Federalista Europeo (MFE), GFE - Gioventù Federalista Europea / JEF Italy, European Law Students Association, Europe Direct Venezia.
Per maggiori informazioni: https://cde.univr.it/index.php/il-rafforzamento-della-voce-dellunione-europea-nel-mondo/
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