Hahn: EU should Simplify decision-making for Admission of new Members

According to the EU’s Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, the EU should simplify the decision-making process when it comes to admission of new members so that there doesn’t have to be a unanimous decision for every trifles. Speaking to Kleine Zeitung about EU enlargement with the Western Balkan countries, he mentioned as an example the fact that unanimity is needed for every step in the accession process. “Before a country becomes a member, around 200 unanimous decisions are needed. It’s clear that the final decision to admit members has to be made unanimously, but the road to that doesn’t have to be paved with unanimous decisions,” Hahn stresses, adding that he and his people spent 33% of their time on trying to convince on ore two EU members.

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