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A new briefing argues that rule of law claims has been weaponised so intensely that some are considering removing the European council ‘veto’ – both of which are dangerous developments.
A new briefing published today by think tank MCC Brussels challenges the dominant narrative pushed by European Union institutions and operatives in recent years and calls for an honest reexamination of nationality, sovereignty, and pluralism. The report argues these are the real values and history underpinning the European project.
The full briefing can be accessed here.
The 19-page briefing picks apart the contentious and important disputes within the Union about adherence to so-called 'Rule of Law' principles. These spats have become so important that some now argue for the removal of the "veto" in the European Council. The paper argues that:
- Discussions about the Rule of Law are a ploy, a cover for disagreements about values and the EU project of imposing so-called EU values on sovereign countries
- The removal of the veto in the Council is a dangerous step which would seriously undermine the ability of sovereign countries to protect their national interests and manufacture incentives to leave the EU
The paper concludes that the removal of the veto would amount to the removal of one of the last checks on the EU elites' attempts to impose their values on sovereign states.
Professor Frank Furedi, Executive Director of the think tank MCC Brussels and coauthor of the briefing paper, said today:
Professor Dr Werner J. Patzelt, research director, MCC Brussels and coauthor of the briefing paper, said today: