Proposal for Spring Congress
|LYMEC Spring Congress, April 05.-07., 2019 in Brussels
Author: JUNOS - Junge Liberale NEOS
Status: [ ] accepted [ ] rejected [ ] transferred to: ___________________________
The Spring Congress may decide:
1The Future of the EU Institutions
2By approving this resolution, the following LYMEC resolutions could be archived:
31.02 ("Resolution on the Reform of the European Institutions")
41.04 ("Resolution on the Post-Nice Process")
51.06 ("Debate on the Future of the EU is a Basis for Cooperation")
61.07 ("Towards the Brussels-Laeken Declaration")
71.10 ("The European Union: a state")
81.14 ("Resolution on the Future of Europe")
91.23 ("Resolution on Institutions")
101.29 ("Give power to the Parliament – the representatives of the people")
111.41 ("Transfer of the permanent seat of the European Parliament in Brussels and the creation,
12in Strasbourg, of a European university of public administration, political sciences, international
13relations, European law and history of the European construction")
16only human rights but also democracy.
17The European Union is constantly facing new challenges and can therefore only have a
18future if it is willing to reform and embrace innovation in order to be able to target those
19new challenges properly.
20The vision of a European Federation with a common European constitution - opposing a
21centralized state - has to be maintained to lead the way to further European integration
22and future enlargement.
- 15The European Union is a unique project for peace, freedom and prosperity, promoting not
26from the common European idea.
27The voting turnout in European elections is generally very low, which might be improved
28by a reform of the institutions, giving citizens more influence on the Commission's political
30The European Commission has one member of each EU member state which does not
31reflect the political composition of the Parliament and makes decision-making fairly
32difficult. Furthermore, the nomination negotiation for Commissioner positions is an
33intransparent process behind closed doors whereas the EU parliament which is elected
34by EU citizens still does not have the right to propose new laws.
35Moving the EU parliament from Brussels to Strasbourg once every month is inefficient
36and expensive. Other European institutions (European Commission, European Council)
37already have their headquarters in Brussels. However, the EU parliamentary site in
38Strasbourg is still a symbol for peace between Germany and France.
- 25More member states are at risk of becoming increasingly nationalistic and turning away
40LYMEC calls for
42European Union and the Member States, reflecting the principle of subsidiarity.
43The establishment of a European Federal Government which is led by the president of
44the European Commission who is elected through European wide voting lists with a
45Spitzenkandidaten system. Nevertheless, that candidate should ideally also be able to
46unite a majority in the EU parliament.
47The number of European Commissioners has to be reduced. The Commission should
48aim at representing men and women equally.
49The EU Parliament to be strengthened, granting it the right to propose new laws.
50A bicameral EU parliament representing the European citizens and the EU member
51states has to be the strong counterpart to the European Commission and therefore needs
52to be equipped with several control measures.
53A permanent EU parliament headquarter in Brussels in order to use tax payers' money
54more efficiently. At the current EU parliament site in Strasbourg, a European university of
55public administration, political sciences, international relations, European law and history
56of the European construction should be established as a new symbol of innovation within
57the European Union.
58The further pursuit for a common EU constitution led by a European Constitutional
60The increase in possibilities for the Council to apply the qualified majority principle when
61voting on certain issues.
62The introduction of a European Union Attorney, being able to investigate and prosecute
63crimes committed inside the European institutions, in cooperation with the anti-fraud unit
- 41A reform that established a more precise delimitation of competencies between the
Attention: This is a preview! The official text is printed in the proposal book for Spring Congress 05. - 07. April 2019.