French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday, May 9, that he is in favor of changing the European Union treaties, an objective promoted by the European Parliament.
During his speech at the closing ceremony of the conference on the Future of Europe, held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, Macron said he agreed with the idea of analyzing possible changes in the founding agreement of the EU and stated that he will propose discussing the issue with the bloc’s leaders at next month’s summit.
“We will have to reform our texts, it is obvious,” said Macron, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the EU until July 1, after which the Czech Republic will assume it.
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“One of the ways of this reform is the calling of a convention for the revision of the treaties. It is a proposal from the European Parliament and I approve it,” Macron added.
At least 10 EU members will publish a document today criticizing the outcome of the conference and their European Parliament-backed aspirations to change the bloc’s treaties, Politico.eu reported.
The conference is an initiative of the European Parliament and the European Commission to start a debate with citizens on the medium and long-term future of the EU and the necessary reforms.
*Translated by Daniel Gallego.
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