The Future of Europe Merkel Pushes for Convention to Draft New EU Treaty

Chancellor Angela Merkel's plans for a new treaty governing the European Union are becoming more concrete. SPIEGEL has learned that the German leader wants the EU to begin working on a draft this year, with the aim of providing Brussels with greater power to monitor budgets. But many countries are deeply opposed to the idea.
Angela Merkel at a recent EU summit in Brussels: The German chancellor is pushing for a new treaty for deeper European integration.

Angela Merkel at a recent EU summit in Brussels: The German chancellor is pushing for a new treaty for deeper European integration.

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