“Without a doubt, unanimity should be maintained on two or three issues (institutional, defense policy, enlargement perhaps, etc.). But if the Union really wants to function as a strong and credible player in the international system with an effective common foreign policy, then the transition to a qualified majority is absolutely necessary. If not on all issues, at least for human rights, sanctions. Otherwise, it will continue to produce meaningless statements that no one takes seriously,” writes Panayiotis Ioakimidis in his article for newspaper TA NEA.

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