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Only a Union without the veto dictatorship can fully play its geopolitical role

Sandro Gozi

This week, our Secretary General and MEP Sandro Gozi participated in the Renew Europe's Eastern Partnership roundtable.

Sandro Gozi pointed out: "What is happening today in Europe, what is happening with Ukraine, with Moldova, with Georgia, is a change in the nature and in the objective of the enlargement strategy as such. In the past, the enlargement was a consequence of democracy after fascism in Spain or Portugal. after communism in the Eastern countries and a process a long-term process which was offering a model for democratic and market transition. Today the enlargement is also and for and first of all. A new geopolitical tool, a geopolitical tool that we have decided to use to resist against the Russian aggression and to reorganize an architect of security and stability in the European continent at large. The consequence of this is twofold. Europe must become a real power starting from a real defence capacity. And Europe must also reform internally. Because only a more effective and more democratic European Union, only a union which is free from the veto dictatorship of one country against all the others, will be able to fully play this geopolitical role which is in our interest and which is the interest of our Eastern partners."