November 29, 2018
Germany has told France to give its permanent seat at the UN Security Council to the European Union so that the bloc can “speak with one voice” as it advances its defence plans.
German vice chancellor and finance minister Olaf Schloz made the proposal during a speech on the future of the EU in Berlin on Wednesday claiming it would be a “bold and smart goal,” reports The Brussels Times.
“If we are to take the European Union seriously, the EU should speak with one voice within the UN Security Council. In the medium term, France’s seat could be converted to a seat for the EU.”
He also acknowledged that “France and Germany are now acting together in this particular forum,” but an eventual seat for the bloc was necessary.
This article was posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6:44 am