In Brussels, the old sea serpent of unanimity resurfaces

ANALYSIS – Hungary has vetoed several foreign policy issues. A maneuver that weakens the messages of the European Union.

The questioning of unanimity is a sea serpent for the EU. It resurfaced recently, as a member state – Hungary – vetoed Beijing’s condemnation of the crackdown on the democratic movement in Hong Kong, and then a call for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, at the same time weakening the messages of the Union and conveying the image of a bloc incapable of forming a common front on matters of foreign policy. As soon as it comes to China or Russia, achieving unanimity becomes a way of the cross. Unless the powers in question really do their part in provocations, as was the case with the imprisonment of Alexey Navalny after his stay in Berlin.

To hear some, it would be enough to put an end to what Yves Bertoncini, president of the European Movement, calls “the Trojan horse unanimity of external powers»And to come to a qualified majority (55% of countries representing 65% of the population). “We can not

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