German demand: EU veto “must be removed”

Published June 7, 2021 at 6:43 p.m.

The right of veto, which gives individual Member States the opportunity to stop the Union’s proposals, “must be removed”.

This was stated by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas during a conference with German ambassadors on Monday, reports Reuters.

– We can not allow ourselves to be held hostage by people who inhibit European foreign policy with their vetoes, thundered Maas.

– If you do that, you sooner or later risk Europe’s cohesion. The right of veto must be removed, he continued.

The plot comes after a German government official explicitly pointed out Hungary for obstructing work within the union.

In April, Hungary blocked a statement from the EU criticizing China’s new security law in Hong Kong. Last month, Budapest also refused to ratify a new trade and development agreement between the EU and third world countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Hungary also declined to support an EU call for a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians, writes Reuters.

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