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“We want Ukraine in the European Union”

“We want Ukraine in the European Union”

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg on May 3 and said the EU institutions are no longer fit for purpose and need to be reformed if the bloc is to deal with the many crises it currently faces.

“The institutions built by our predecessors in previous decades have served European citizens well, but they are inadequate for the reality we are faced with today,” he said.

“Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has called into question the European Union’s greatest achievement: peace on our continent. In a war of aggression, there can be no equivalence between the side that is invading and the side resisting the invasion. We want Ukraine to remain a free, democratic, and sovereign country. Protecting Ukraine means protecting ourselves,” Draghi added.

According to the Italian PM, the EU must move beyond the principle of unanimity, which gives rise to an intergovernmental approach based on mutual vetoes, and the EU must head towards qualified majority decision-making.

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