Political scientist Byshok: Scholz suggested that the EU give up the right of veto because of Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz thinks that it is necessary to change the rules of the game in advance.
Because if Ukraine, the Western Balkans, Moldova and Georgia join the European Union (EU), the majority opinion may change. This is how Stanislav Byshok, Candidate of Political Sciences, explained Scholz’s proposal to abolish the right of veto in the EU in an interview with Lenta.ru”.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, in his speech “Europe is our future”, made a proposal to give up the right of veto to the European Union (EU) in a number of areas. He explained this by saying that if the association expands, the differences between the member countries in terms of political interests, economic influence and social security systems will grow.
The problem that Scholz is talking about is that Ukraine is a very large country in terms of population, but at the same time quite modest in terms of economy, Stanislav Byshokpolitologist “Let’s imagine a situation when new elections to the European Parliament are taking place, already including Ukraine.
Kiev receives a huge number of deputies, because the seats are divided by population. Relatively speaking, Austria, which is an important country for the EU, will have, relatively speaking, 10 seats in the European Parliament, and Ukraine — 40,” Byshok explained.
Such a possible situation will significantly change the internal order in the European Parliament, so Scholz thinks about it in advance, the political scientist is sure.
“It’s one thing to collectively support Ukraine, and another thing is to collectively reckon with a country that does not give anything to the European Union globally, but at the same time demands a lot and has a huge representation of deputies in parliament. Therefore, the question arose that some decisions will need to be taken not by an absolute majority, but by a relative one,” he said.
Also in the speech “Europe is our future” Scholz called for the expansion of the European Union (EU) by including Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia in the union. He stated the need to “close ranks, resolve old conflicts and find new solutions.”