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EU Treaty change procedure: how to reform the founding texts of the European Union?
Treaty change gains momentum in the public debate. Today, let's review how the founding documents of the EU can be changed.
Treaty change might happen sooner than you think.
After the Conference on the Future of Europe, it became clear that citizens expected radical changes in the institutional organisation of the European Union. In June last year, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for Treaty change. A report specifying the conditions for this change, led by Guy Verhofstadt MEP, is being drafted and will be presented later this month. Earlier this week, the European Civil Society presented its recommendations, among which is the demand for a profound reform of the EU.
In the context of the soon-to-be enlargement of Ukraine and the Western Balkans, the Union will have to change its operating system. And the next legislature might then be the one to oversee it.
So, how does one reform the European treaties?
Navigate the maze to Treaty Change
Here is an infographic that I have been working on this weekend. Yep, I spent my downtime figuring out the infuriatingly complicated reform process just for you.
I hope that this was useful for you. I invite you to check my sources to know more: