German Chancellor Angela Merkel supports establishment of EU Security Council on a rotational basis with a view to strengthening the efficiency and shaping a new order in foreign policy issues. She said this on Sunday, September 30, in Bavaria, Ottobeuren.
According to the German Chancellor, foreign policy that is constantly based on a single opinion cannot be a reasonable solution in the future. In particular, Merkel pointed out the difficulties with decision-making on sanctions against Russia.
Earlier, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, advocated termination of the single-opinion principle in making decisions.
It is reported that the idea of establishment of the EU Security Council was first expressed in the framework of the Franco-German intergovernmental consultations in June 2018. It was assumed that not all 27 EU Member States could be represented in this body at the same time. Rotational basis means either a permanent presence in the body of the main EU countries – for example, Germany or France (while other states will take part in turn), or restrictions in determining the EU’s foreign policy for its main members.
Before that, it was reported that the EU countries would form the European Defense Fund.
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