“It would take someone now to take the reins in hand. The German Council Presidency would be a good opportunity for this, ”said Barley of the“ Saarbrücker Zeitung ”.
The former Federal Minister of Justice added that there had been a citizens' survey in Europe, and that the EU Commission and Parliament had spoken out in favor of abolishing it. “What is missing is the decision of the council, that is, of the governments of the member states.” In Germany, the subject is economics minister Peter Altmaier (CDU). He has meanwhile been asked to act. Barley said the argument that the corona crisis overshadowed everything does not apply. “We have huge departments with a lot of people in Brussels who are responsible for different topics. You can do two things at the same time. ”During the night from Saturday to Sunday, the clock has to be set back an hour.