Europe’s conservative leaders set their sights on changing EU treaties

European conservative leaders during talks in Madrid. (Source: TT/PiS)
By Grzegorz Adamczyk
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The European Union’s treaties need changing, and the continent’s conservatives are working on proposals to make that objective a reality, according to an anonymous source cited by portal who took part in the Saturday meeting of right-leaning parties in Madrid.

“There is a danger that mainstream parties will try to impose solutions on half of Europe’s citizens which the inhabitants do not want. Therefore, we must present an alternative, and we are working on that alternative,” the source said.

According to the source, the meeting between the leaders of the right was meant to present a “untied position concerning the EU’s future and the proposals to tighten or change treaties.” These proposals are meant to be a response to the leftist agenda being worked out by the European mainstream during the Conference on the Future of Europe.

The source pointed out that conservatives do not have a high representation among member state parliaments, while they comprise basically half of the EU’s citizens.

“In any case, more than half of the inhabitants of Western Europe have a critical outlook towards the EU and 30 to 40 percent have a very critical one. In Eastern Europe, this might look a bit different, but the disapproval for these trends in the EU has been growing,” the source said.

The results of the current works are to be published in a few months, following the elections in France, Italy and Hungary.

The conservatives also spoke about conditions for further cooperation which would be initiated after the next elections to the European Parliament.

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