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Proposal for Spring Congress 05. - 07. April 2019

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Submitted at Friday, 8. March 2019 um 11:24 Uhr, in category "Chapter 1 - EU Institutions and Institutional Reform" with No. 106. Author/s: "JUNOS - Junge Liberale NEOS.

The Spring Congress may decide:

The Future of the EU Institutions

By approving this resolution, the following LYMEC resolutions could be archived:

1.02 (“Resolution on the Reform of the European Institutions”)

1.04 (“Resolution on the Post-Nice Process”)

1.06 (“Debate on the Future of the EU is a Basis for Cooperation”)

1.07 (“Towards the Brussels-Laeken Declaration”)

1.10 (“The European Union: a state”)

1.14 (“Resolution on the Future of Europe”)

1.23 (“Resolution on Institutions”)

1.29 (“Give power to the Parliament – the representatives of the people”)

1.41 (“Transfer of the permanent seat of the European Parliament in Brussels and the creation, in Strasbourg, of a European university of public administration, political sciences, international relations, European law and history of the European construction”)


Believing that

  • The European Union is a unique project for peace, freedom and prosperity, promoting not only human rights but also democracy.
  • The European Union is constantly facing new challenges and can therefore only have a future if it is willing to reform and embrace innovation in order to be able to target those new challenges properly.
  • The vision of a European Federation with a common European constitution - opposing a centralized state - has to be maintained to lead the way to further European integration and future enlargement.

 

Considering that

  • More member states are at risk of becoming increasingly nationalistic and turning away from the common European idea.
  • The voting turnout in European elections is generally very low, which might be improved by a reform of the institutions, giving citizens more influence on the Commission’s political composition.
  • The European Commission has one member of each EU member state which does not reflect the political composition of the Parliament and makes decision-making fairly difficult. Furthermore, the nomination negotiation for Commissioner positions is an intransparent process behind closed doors whereas the EU parliament which is elected by EU citizens still does not have the right to propose new laws.
  • Moving the EU parliament from Brussels to Strasbourg once every month is inefficient and expensive. Other European institutions (European Commission, European Council) already have their headquarters in Brussels. However, the EU parliamentary site in Strasbourg is still a symbol for peace between Germany and France.

 

LYMEC calls for

  • A reform that established a more precise delimitation of competencies between the European Union and the Member States, reflecting the principle of subsidiarity.
  • The establishment of a European Federal Government which is led by the president of the European Commission who is elected through European wide voting lists with a Spitzenkandidaten system. Nevertheless, that candidate should ideally also be able to unite a majority in the EU parliament.
  • The number of European Commissioners has to be reduced. The Commission should aim at representing men and women equally.
  • The EU Parliament to be strengthened, granting it the right to propose new laws.
  • A bicameral EU parliament representing the European citizens and the EU member states has to be the strong counterpart to the European Commission and therefore needs to be equipped with several control measures.
  • A permanent EU parliament headquarter in Brussels in order to use tax payers' money more efficiently. At the current EU parliament site in Strasbourg, a European university of public administration, political sciences, international relations, European law and history of the European construction should be established as a  new symbol of innovation within the European Union.
  • The further pursuit for a common EU constitution led by a European Constitutional Assembly.
  • The increase in possibilities for the Council to apply the qualified majority principle when voting on certain issues.
  • The introduction of a European Union Attorney, being able to investigate and prosecute crimes committed inside the European institutions, in cooperation with the anti-fraud unit OLAF.

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Amendments for this proprosal:

  • [11249] Insert after: Page 14, Line 37, Abschnitt: 2 (Antragsteller: JNC). / V1

    Add new bullet point

    Submitted at Thursday, 28. March 2019 um 11:26 Uhr. Authors: "JNC".

    "Stateless nations and regions with strong regional feelings have little voice in the affairs of the Union, a circumstance that provenly causes a diminished turnout in European Elections."

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  • [11227] Delete: Page 14, Line 43 to Page 14, Line 43 (Antragsteller: FEL - John De Coster). / V1

    Let's be ambitious here !

    Submitted at Wednesday, 27. March 2019 um 18:07 Uhr. Authors: "FEL - John De Coster".

    Delete the word "ideally"

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  • [11209] Delete: Page 14, Line 45 to Page 14, Line 46, Abschnitt: 3 (Antragsteller: Venstres Ungdom). / V1

    Submitted at Wednesday, 20. March 2019 um 22:15 Uhr. Authors: "Venstres Ungdom".

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  • [11345] Replace: Page 14, Line 47 to Page 14, Line 47 (Antragsteller: LYMEC Bureau - Antoaneta Asenova). / V1

    On line 47 after the words "granting it", replace the words "the right to propose new laws" with the words "full legislative powers, including the right to own legislative initiative". This is a "technical amendment".

    Submitted at Friday, 29. March 2019 um 10:32 Uhr. Authors: "LYMEC Bureau - Antoaneta Asenova".

    granting it full legislative powers, including the right to own legislative initiative.

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  • [11210] Delete: Page 14, Line 56 to Page 14, Line 57, Abschnitt: 3 (Antragsteller: Venstres Ungdom). / V1

    Submitted at Wednesday, 20. March 2019 um 22:17 Uhr. Authors: "Venstres Ungdom".

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  • [11211] Delete: Page 14, Line 60 to Page 14, Line 62, Abschnitt: 3 (Antragsteller: Venstres Ungdom). / V1

    Submitted at Wednesday, 20. March 2019 um 22:19 Uhr. Authors: "Venstres Ungdom".

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  • [11250] Insert after: Page 14, Line 62, Abschnitt: 3 (Antragsteller: JNC). / V1

    Add new bullet point

    Submitted at Thursday, 28. March 2019 um 11:28 Uhr. Authors: "JNC".


    "the effective empowerment of the European Committee of the Regions beyond a consulting role, as a way of fortifying european cooperation among regions and their role within the workings of the Union."

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  • [11258] Replace: Page 1, Line 41 to Page 1, Line 44 (Antragsteller: Jonge Democraten (Marten Porte)). / V2

    For an EU that directly represents its citizens, a directly chosen EU-president would be a big step forward.

    Submitted at Thursday, 28. March 2019 um 14:02 Uhr. Authors: "Jonge Democraten (Marten Porte)".

    The establishment of a European Federal Government which is led by a directly elected president of the European Union.

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  • [11259] Delete: Page 1, Line 52 to Page 1, Line 55 (Antragsteller: Jonge Democraten (Marten Porte)). / V2

    It's not the position of the EU to start universities. There are plenty other ways to put the building to good use.

    Submitted at Thursday, 28. March 2019 um 14:07 Uhr. Authors: "Jonge Democraten (Marten Porte)".

     

     

     

    At the current EU parliament site in Strasbourg, a European university of public administration, political sciences, international relations, European law and history of the European construction should be established as a new symbol of innovation within the European Union.

     

     

     

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  • [11367] Delete: Page 14, Line 37 to Page 14, Line 37, Abschnitt: 2 (Antragsteller: IMS delegates). / V2

    Submitted at Friday, 5. April 2019 um 00:17 Uhr. Authors: "IMS delegates".

    Delete: "A circumstance that provenly causes a diminished turnout in European Elections" from amendment. 

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