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Schäuble is at the end of the EU-unanimity in votes

critics of the unanimity principle in the EU has long been a thorn in the eye. Also President of the Bundestag, Schäuble is in favour of its abolition. With a view to the EU-election, he calls for further reforms.

President of the Bundestag Wolfgang Schaeuble has spoken, that the EU decisions, unanimity is repealed. "The principle of unanimity means that the Slowest anything can block," said the CDU politician of the RBB. "That's why we need a System of majority decisions, qualified majority decisions." In the "Europe party, the CDU/CSU" is not going to fail such a Reform for sure.

support from the SPD

Also, the SPD calls in its European election program, a partial departure from the principle of Unanimity. The procedure in the case of decisions of the heads of state and heads of government tax policy should be changed to end the "paralysis by individual member States", according to media reports, the quote from the paper. So you want to ensure consistent taxation of large corporations.

EU economy Commissioner Pierre Moscovici speaks out for Reform: "We cannot accept the Veto of a state block of everything else," he explained recently.

In the case of many decisions, each EU has to agree-to - state according many critics to Minimalkonmpromissen.

simple and double majority possible

unanimity is, However, not all the topics necessary. It is exclusively to matters which the member States consider sensitive, such as the common Foreign and security policy, EU-Finance, civil rights, or questions of EU membership.

In other areas, sometimes reaches a simple majority or a qualified or a double majority. In the latter, 55 per cent of member States for the proposal - so, specifically, 16 out of 28, representing at least 65 per cent of the population of the Union.

Schäuble for further reforms

With a view to the European elections in just under three months, Schaeuble said: "If the result in Europe would be a choice that the European Parliament would have a strong minority or even a majority of euro-sceptic MEPs, so the members who are for European Integration, then of course that would be for the EU is something very fateful."

More financial competences at the EU

Schäuble said at the same time, to transfer parts of the national financial and economic policy on the level of the European institutions. Only if this succeeds, one could also introduce an EU Finance Ministers. "As long as man has not the power a Minister of Finance alone. Because it is then only a Symbol that has no skills." A European Minister of Finance need a European budget, need European revenue and need the appropriate skills. Schäuble was, until 2017, some eight years, the Federal Minister of Finance.

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