The textual content, mentioned by the ambassadors on Monday and obtained by POLITICO, foresees the convention as an “inclusive platform bringing collectively totally different voices participating in a large reflection and debate on the challenges Europe is going through.”
The ambassadors, assembly within the Coreper II committee that kinds a part of the Council of the EU, are set to formally approve the doc this week, officers mentioned. They mentioned only some international locations nonetheless needed to log out.
The textual content says the convention ought to start “as quickly because the situations permit within the gentle of the COVID-19 pandemic” and its conclusions “ought to be mirrored in a report back to the European Council in 2022.”
However what is supposed to occur in between remains to be the topic of a lot debate, and must be ironed out between member international locations, the European Parliament and the European Fee.
French President Emmanuel Macron got here up with the concept for the convention in 2019, arguing it ought to “suggest all the mandatory adjustments to our political undertaking, with none taboos, not even treaty revision.”
It has since been taken up by numerous governments and establishments with various levels of enthusiasm.
The European Parliament has been a eager supporter of the undertaking. The legislature set out its view as early as January and adopted one other resolution final week, declaring the “time is ripe for a reappraisal of the Union” and calling for the convention to begin “as quickly as potential in autumn 2020.”
European Fee President Ursula…