‘A recipe for disaster’: Divisions make united EU seat at UNSC nearly impossible

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France strongly rebuffed a German idea to share its powerful veto-wielding status at the UN Security Council (UNSC) with other EU nations. Deep rifts within the union render the proposal “a recipe for disaster,” RT has been told. The suggestion for France to transform its UNSC membership into a joint EU seat came from Germany’s Finance Minister Olaf Scholz. “This will take some convincing in Paris,” he said on Wednesday, “but it would be a bold and smart goal.” In exchange for converting its UN Security Council seat into a collective EU seat, France will get to choose “the EU representative to the UN,” the German official added. Alongside the US, Russia, China and the UK, France is a permanent UNSC member nation with veto power. It is not entirely clear how serious Olaf Scholz, who also serves as vice chancellor, was about his proposal, but his words caused a stir in the French media. The head of the left-wing La France Insoumise party, Jean-Luc Melenchon, said remodeling of the…

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