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  • Institutional reform

    EU Priorities 2020 13-06-2003

    On 24 April 2003, the Convention Praesidium
    proposed that the enlarged Union should have a President of the
    European Council and a Foreign Minister. Other proposals for a
    new institutional architecture of the EU include downsizing the
    Commission to 15 members, setting up a Congress of national and
    EU parliamentarians, making the number of members of parliament
    more proportional to the size of countries' populations and
    changing the qualified majority voting system so that such a
    majority shall consist of the majority of Member States,
    representing at least 60 percent of the Union's
    population.