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Verhofstadt plans to scrap EU members veto


Guy Verhofstadt insisted unanimity rules currently in place in the European Union hinder the decision-making powers of European institutions on matters such as migration.

Mr Verhofstatd, who is running to take over as European Commissioner from when the top Eurocrat retires in November, claimed member states could not be expected to agree unanimously on controversial issues and would need to apply majority rules. Speaking to Euronews, the Belgian politician said: "Today, what the European Council – the member states – have decided is that all these policies have to be shaped by unanimity.

Verhofstatd has been on the campaign trail with the liberal democrats promoting a second Brexit referendum.