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The Significance of EU Unanimity in Balancing Member Interests

EU unanimity holds great significance for smaller member states like Cyprus as it ensures that all countries, regardless of size, have an equal say in decisionmaking. This veto power acts as a safeguard, protecting smaller states from being overshadowed by larger nations and preventing the formation of a “twospeed Europe.”

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House President Advocates for Retention of EU Member States’ Veto Power

The House President, Annita Demetriou, passionately advocates for the retention of EU member states’ veto power to maintain balance, protect smaller countries, and prevent a divided Europe. Demetriou’s concerns are especially relevant to Cyprus’s unique challenges, and the upcoming European Council meeting will address proposed legislative amendments that could potentially abolish the veto power.

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