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The President of the Basque Country reiterates the "unequivocal" commitment of the Basque Country to European integration and democracy

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·       On Europe Day, he called for a new governance that fosters a new fit of the regions within the “institutional architecture of the EU”

·       The Basque Country Delegation to the European Union turns 25

 

The President of the Basque Country has called for a new governance that allows for “a new fit” of the regions with legislative powers into the institutional architecture of the European Union Iñigo Urkullu joined in the celebration of Europe Day and reiterated the “Europeanist” and “unequivocal” commitment of the Basque Country to European integration and democracy.

The President of the Basque Country stated that the crises suffered in recent years, with the pandemic as the most recent indicator, have once again put the resistance of the European Union to the test, which he believes must respond to challenges such as inequality, the maintenance of welfare state, migratory movements and climate change.

Iñigo Urkullu called for a “more participatory” response from the EU to deal with these challenges that requires “a new governance that allows the unanimity rule to be overcome, reinforcing the role of the European Parliament, enabling greater public participation, and fostering a new fit of the regions with legislative powers and those that represent national realities in the institutional architecture of the European Union”.

The President of the Basque Country looked back on the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Basque Country Delegation to the European Union, which takes place today, and reiterated the commitment of the Basque institutions to a federal Europe subject to the principle of subsidiarity.

“At the gates of the Conference on the future of Europe, this demand remains very topical today”, he concluded.