I have always said that the principle of consensus voting in some key areas doesn’t make sense anymore,” von der Leyen said during her address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg during the closing ceremony of the Conference on the Future of Europe, a series of discussions with civil society on challenges and priorities for the EU.

The commission chairperson spoke in favor of reforming the union, including reviewing treaties “if necessary”.

At the end of April, a group of European conservatives and reformists in the European Parliament As an act of protest, I withdrew from the Conference on the Future of Europe.

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In the issued statement, she explained that her reservations raised the method of selecting citizens participating in the conference, and its procedural and financial transparency.

According to ECR event organizers “Systically advancing the program of increasing the powers of the EU institutions and increasing the centralization of power in the EU”, including. By manipulating the selection of experts or the interpretation of so-called civilian recommendations.



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