×
ECR

MEPs report on the Future of Europe is exact opposite of what voters’ are calling for

27 November 2018

MEPs report on the Future of Europe is exact opposite of what voters’ are calling for

Politicians in Brussels have shown once again that they are refusing to listen to what voters are actually telling them, warned ECR Danish MEP Morten Messerschmidt following a vote in the European Parliament today.

Politicians in Brussels have shown once again that they are refusing to listen to what voters are actually telling them, warned ECR Danish MEP Morten Messerschmidt following a vote in the European Parliament today. MEPs in the Constitutional Affairs Committee were adopting their position on the ‘Future of Europe’ debate that was launched last year by the European Commission following the anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. Included within the adopted report were calls to remove Member States’ veto on the size of the overall EU budget and grant the EU tax raising powers, take away Member States’ veto on foreign policy and for the European Parliament to be given the right to initiate legislation. In addition one paragraph attempts to shift the blame onto national governments and political parties for the EU’s unpopularity, rather than seeing this as a reflection on any EU decisions and policies. Speaking after the vote, Messerschmidt said: “You would think that when one of your largest Member States votes to leave the EU it would prompt a series of reflections on where you might be going wrong. However, the action being called for today just shows that once again politicians in Brussels are refusing to listen to what a majority of voters are actually telling them. To blame national governments, political parties and their electorate for the EU’s unpopularity when they are simply holding them to account is as astonishing as it is ridiculous. “We should be focussing in Brussels on key areas such as trade, the environment, internal security and the single market. Instead we’re just seeing a rehashing of the same old and tired ideas of EU federalists who have become completely detached from what is being said in their countries. Voters aren’t calling for the EU to be given more power to raise taxes or to remove national vetoes on foreign policy and the budget, so politicians shouldn’t either.” The report will now pass to the Parliament’s main chamber for vote in the coming months.

SHARE

ECR

OUR TWEETS

ECR Group

yesterday

🗣️The ECR Group led on the revision of the #EmissionTradingScheme. 📊The scheme puts monetary value on… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

4 days ago

Illegal #animaltrafficking and wildlife products equate to an estimated 8-20 billion Euro a year business.💰The ECR… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

6 days ago

Good luck to our MEP @ZahradilJan in tonight’s #TellEurope debate - watch live here 👇 twitter.com/TwitterGov/sta…

ECR Group

6 days ago

🌲Through #sustainabledevelopment, Europe can help build long lasting economies and industries across the world. 🏗Th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

European Parliament

8 days ago

Meet @ZahradilJan, one of the candidates for the presidency of the European Commission taking part in a live debate… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

euronews

7 days ago

#TheCube | On of the candidates to be the new President of the EU Commission is @ZahradilJan - but who is he and wh… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Jan Zahradil

7 days ago

This evening at 9pm Brussels time I will be LIVE on @euronews #RawPolitics talking about how I am planning to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

8 days ago

The ECR have consistently led the way in fighting for the rights of religious minorities across the world. 🛐We have… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

11 days ago

🚨The ECR Group's work on terror has not only focused on prevention, but also ensures that those who are victims of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ACRE

12 days ago

Only 2 weeks are left until the European elections and the EU leading figures still sound like a broken record. It'… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…





© 2018. All rights reserved. European Conservatives and Reformists Group