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“We have paid a price for the unanimity principle in EU foreign policy, by weakening and delaying our actions”

“We have paid a price for the unanimity principle in EU foreign policy, by weakening and delaying our actions”

Josep Borrell said in a blog post that EU enlargement is back high on the agenda after the European Council decided that the future of Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia lies in the bloc. Western Balkan countries are already on that path, and the EU has also reiterated its commitment to them, he added.

“As we revitalize EU enlargement, we must make a similar effort to reform the EU and our decision-making. Because an enlarged EU must also be able to act. This also means reducing the scope of the unanimity rule in foreign policy and other areas, to take more decisions by qualified majority vote,” he said.

“It is clear that at various times we have paid a price for the unanimity principle in EU foreign policy, by weakening and delaying our actions,” he added.

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