The European Parliament urged to stop the abuse of the right of veto when imposing sanctions

Now one country can block decision-making.

The EU wants to change the decision-making process to avoid blocking sanctions / photo from UNIAN, Alexander Sinitsa
The EU wants to change the decision-making process to avoid blocking sanctions / photo from UNIAN, Alexander Sinitsa

The European Union was urged to change the procedure for deciding on sanctions. The corresponding resolution was adopted by the European Parliament.

This was reported in the press service of the European Parliament .

It is noted that the heads of the EU member states to revise the treaties, as well as to abolish the right of veto when deciding on the imposition of sanctions

“Amid a host of ongoing and recent crises, MEPs have used their prerogative to call for changes to treaties: to reform voting procedures in the Rada to make the European Union more capable, including moving from unanimity to supermajority voting in areas such as sanctions… and in emergency situations,” the statement said.

This is not the first attempt to reform the decision-making system in the EU, because one country can block this or that initiative.

As UNIAN previously reported, the process of imposing new sanctions against the Russian Federation is hindered by countries that abuse the right of veto for their own interests. So, one of the ardent opponents of anti-Russian restrictions , and in particular the imposition of an embargo on oil from the Russian Federation, was Hungary. 

In this regard, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said that the EU needs reforms , and that decisions within the organization are made by a majority, and not unanimously. 

(C)UNIAN 2022

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