What? Was the stake not dipped in holy water when it was previously put down? The EU Constitution is coming back. That wretched document (or should I say encyclopedia, it was over 500 pages long!) is going to be revived. And Merkel is scheming with Chirac to do it. But this time, they want to put 'part' of it to a vote, and have the other 'part' ratified by each country's Parliament. How convenient, n'est ce pas? Why Merkel wants to jump on that deathtrap with Dhimmi Court Clown Chirac for a ride is beyond my understanding.
Berlin and Paris in talks on EU constitution revival
06.03.2006 - 09:51 CET | By Mark Beunderman German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Jacques Chirac are engaged in confidential talks aimed at re-submitting the core of the EU constitution to French and Dutch voters, according to a German weekly.
Spiegel Online reports in a preview of the Spiegel weekly printed edition that conservatives from Germany, France and the European Parliament are plotting a scheme for reviving the EU constitution which was rejected by French and Dutch voters in referendums last year.
According to the plans, the charter should be reduced to its first two parts, setting out the EU’s competences and the charter of fundamental rights of the union.
These core parts should be boosted with the addition of a political declaration and be put to a fresh poll in both France and the Netherlands.
The remaining third part of the text, detailing the EU’s policies, should be ratified by the French and Dutch parliaments, completing the ratification of the entire constitution as it has been approved by 14 member states so far. .......
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Posted by John Sobieski at 3/07/2006 12:14:00 AM