About: EU treaty change

Health 06-12-2022

Many actions can be taken on health before changing treaties, say MEPs

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There are many more accessible actions that can be taken on health before getting onto the bigger question of changing the EU treaties, EU lawmakers said in a health committee meeting on Monday (5 December).

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Future EU 30-08-2022

EU army and support fund for energy crisis among new treaty reform proposal

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A group of MEPs drew up a blueprint for EU reform, proposals of which include a new EU programme to support households and businesses facing rising energy and food prices and a 5,000-strong European army.

Health 07-07-2022

MEPs call for abortion to be a part of the EU charter of fundamental rights

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Following the overturning of Roe v Wade, MEPs have voted in favour of a resolution calling for abortion to become a fundamental right in the EU - a request that adds to mounting calls for EU treaty change.

Economy 27-06-2022

Citizens, MEPs call for harmonised citizenship education across the bloc

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While the debate on EU treaty changes continues, citizens and MEPs call for "shared competences" on education between the EU and member states and more harmonisation of citizenship teaching at the EU level.

Germany pushes to tie together enlargement and EU reform

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While German Chancellor Scholz has demonstrated support for EU accession processes, he stressed on Wednesday (22 June) that enlargement must be tied to institutional reform of the EU.

Future EU 22-06-2022

MEPs could sue EU leaders if they ignore call for treaty reform

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The European Parliament could sue EU leaders at the European Court of Justice for breaking treaties’ obligations if they refuse to officially react to EU lawmakers' official call for the Convention to open EU treaties, a constitutional expert told EURACTIV.

Future EU 20-06-2022

Conference is ‘starting point’ for EU reform project

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It is time to consider a change of EU treaties because the message delivered by European citizens is that "they like the European idea" but not the way the EU is functioning, Ilhan Kyuchyuk, the co-president of the European liberal party, told EURACTIV.

Europe's East 16-05-2022

Stop calling Putin, Estonia’s prime minister says

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There is no point in talking to Vladimir Putin if we really want him to understand he is isolated, Estonia's Prime Minister Kaja Kallas told EURACTIV in what can be seen as a thinly veiled criticism of French President Emmanuel Macron's largely unsuccessful phone diplomacy with Moscow.

Global Europe 10-05-2022

Scholz and Macron to reignite Franco-German engine on EU-integration

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to intensify the Franco-German tandem and to lead Europe on a path of reform to enable a stronger and more sovereign EU.

Future EU 09-05-2022

Von der Leyen hints at support for EU treaty change

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen hinted that she might support changes to EU treaties, should it be necessary to implement the recommendations of citizen panels from the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE).

Future EU 20-11-2020

Member states stymying debate on EU’s future, says MEP

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After the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the Conference on the Future of Europe, a two-year soul-searching exercise aimed at reforming the EU after Brexit, onto the back-burner, the recovery from the health crisis could present a new opportunity, Socialist MEP Gabriele …

EU Elections 2019 21-05-2019

Macron wants a European convention to reform Europe

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France's head of state never runs out of ideas for Europe. Emmanuel Macron now wants to mix ideas proposed by citizens and leaders to get Europe back on its feet. EURACTIV France reports.

Future EU 05-03-2019

Macron makes EU-wide appeal ‘for European renewal’

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French President Emmanuel Macron made an appeal to all Europeans on Monday (4 March) to re-launch the EU project by holding a conference "without taboos" before year's end that could possibly lead to a new treaty.

Future EU 21-11-2018

In Belgium, Macron pleads for ‘two or three speed Europe’, treaty change

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French President Emmanuel Macron escaped protests over fuel prices and tumbling approval ratings at home with a series of state visits that placed Europe at the centre of attention. 

Future EU 22-02-2018

EU summit to stay away from anything requiring treaty change

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The informal EU-27 summit on Friday (23 February) will discuss the preparation of the 2019 European elections, institutional issues and the next long-term EU budget. But diplomats said the leaders would steer clear of any big decisions that would require treaty change.

Economy 13-07-2017

Macron urges greater eurozone convergence, presses Germany to act

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The European Union remains an incomplete project and will require changes to its treaties that bring greater convergence between eurozone member states, French President Emmanuel Macron said in comments published on Thursday (13 July).

Future EU 23-06-2017

Macron, Merkel: EU treaty change is not taboo

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French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking at a joint presser after the end of the EU summit on Friday (23 June), said that treaty change should not be an obstacle to carrying out important reforms.

Future EU 21-12-2016

Hubert Védrine: ‘European elites showed disdain for the people’

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For the Europhile elites, accepting that the people want to keep a certain identity, sovereignty and security is unthinkable, Hubert Védrine told EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France. To save the European idea, the EU should take a formal pause and reconnect with its citizens, he argues.

Justice 16-09-2016

EU law expert: Throwing Hungary out would ‘fan the flames of populism’

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Hungary has courted controversy over the last few months and has been accused of ignoring European principles and undermining the rule of law. Walther Michl explained to what extent Budapest should fear repercussions from Brussels, in an interview with EURACTIV Germany.

Justice 13-09-2016

Luxembourg foreign minister wants Hungary out of EU

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Luxembourg's foreign minister, Jean Asselborn, has called for Hungary to be thrown out of the European Union. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Brexit 25-06-2016

Parliament: No deal for a new EU-UK relationship before Brexit activation

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In an effort to protect EU’s integrity, European Parliament party leaders have urged David Cameron to fully respect the British citizens' will and “immediately” activate Article 50 of the Treaty to start Britain's EU withdrawal process.

Future EU 24-06-2016

Poland urges ‘new EU treaty’ based on nation states

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Poland said today (24 June) that Britain's vote to leave the EU meant it was time for a "new European treaty" to overhaul the federalist model of closer European political integration.

Brexit 10-02-2016

City of London’s relations with eurozone confounding Brexit talks

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Draft European Council conclusions suggest that the relationship between eurozone countries and the City of London remains a sticking point in negotiations on a series of reforms to keep the United Kingdom in the EU.

Brexit 02-02-2016

EU ‘Brexit’ deal fails to deliver on migrants’ benefits, treaty change

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A draft deal to secure the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union has failed to deliver British demands for a total ban of four years on EU migrants claiming in-work benefits and for the bloc’s treaties to be rewritten.