Today’s historic adoption of the report on amending the EU treaties is a major step forward.Following the unique and unprecedented Conference on the Future of Europe, initiated by our political family, Renew Europe celebrates the adoption of a demand for treaty change, in keeping with the wishes of citizens. The Council can no longer ignore the European Parliament’s request and hide behind false excuses to delay a necessary decision.
We call on EU Member States to act on the Parliament’s demand during the European Council in December, as confirmed by the Spanish Presidency in the plenary debate. Our European Union has to be fit for the future challenges it will face. Our citizens want real reform and we are determined to deliver this for them.
Guy Verhofstadt (Belgium, Open VLD), Renew Europe MEP and co-rapporteur on this report, has declared:
"Geopolitical pressures, migration, and war on our doorstep, pandemics, digitisation, questions of enlargement… When the world changes, the European Union needs an upgrade. With this report, spelling out in detail where our politics and institutions need reform, Parliament is mapping out the road ahead. No excuses now: The European Council has to start a Convention, so an open debate can lead to concrete improvements."