Nicolas Sarkozy mini-Treaty 8/9/06

Nicolas Sarkozy

Sarkozy speech in English

speech by French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy in Brussels on 8 September 2006:

Key proposals:

  • The extension of majority voting and codecision, particularly in justice and home affairs
  • The rule of double majority (i.e. the new voting weights)
  • The election of the Commission president by the Parliament (he wants the parties to enter the elections of 2009 with nominated candidates for president)
  • The role of national parliaments in enforcing the principle of subsidiarity
  • A permanent chair of the European Council
  • The double-hatted foreign minister
  • The citizens’ right of initiative
  • The possibility of reinforced cooperation
  • Giving the EU legal personality

Original here in French

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