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Zaostritev EU zakonodaje o orožju
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Prime Ministers listen too much to voters, complains EU's Juncker

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Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, in Rome with Martin Schulz, the president of the Parliament

5 May 2016 • 8:42pm

Prime Ministers must stop listening so much to their voters and instead act as “full time Europeans”, according to Jean-Claude Juncker.
Elected leaders are making life “difficult” because they spend too much time thinking about what they can get out of EU and kowtowing to public opinion, rather than working on “historic” projects such as the Euro, he said.
The president of the European Commission ridiculed British leaders for acting on "national reflexes" and telling voters they had successfully defended the country's national interest in post-summit press conferences, rather than "speaking over Europe in the proper way". 
He said: “I remember the highly exciting period when we were preparing the Maastricht treaty, and step by step we were moving in the direction of the single currency…  It was a shared sentiment of foreign ministers and Prime Ministers that we were in charge of a big piece of history. This has totally gone.”
“We have full time Europeans when it comes to taking, and we have part-time Europeans when it comes to giving,” said Mr Juncker, a former prime minister of Luxembourg who has spent more than 30 years around the EU institutions.
“Too many politicians are listening exclusively to their national opinion. And if you are listening to your national opinion you are not developing what should be a common European sense and a feeling of the need to put together efforts. We have too many part-time Europeans.”
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The debate was held in the Capitolini museum, Rome, venue of the 1957 Treaty of Rome which founded the European Union, and the doomed Constitutional Treaty of 2004
His complaint comes as the pace of European integration appears to have faltered in the face of multiple crises, among them Greece, Brexit, migration, terrorism, and an anti-EU backlash at ballot boxes across the continent.
Donald Tusk, the hard-headed Polish president of the European Council and an ally of David Cameron, rebuked him, saying that EU veterans need to abandon their “completely unrealistic utopia" of a federal Europe. 

“It's a quite common opinion in Brussels that the EU always has problems with its member states and our lives would be much more comfortable without member states," he said.

“I can understand why this is a dream for some Brussels colleagues, but I think it is time to redefine our dreams for the EU as a project.
[url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/05/prime-ministers-listen-too-much-to-voters-complains-eus-juncker/]“This means that today we must admit this dream of one European state with one common interest and maybe in the future one common nation was an illusion.”

The men were debating in the Capitolini Museum, Rome, where the 2004 Constitutional Treaty was signed before being rejected by French and Dutch referendum. “The only thing I have is the pens,” said Mr Juncker, saying the venue brought back sad memories.  

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