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31.03.2006 No cherry-picking of EU constitution, say Europe's conservatives, EUobserver.com
The biggest pan-European party has called for a continued ratification of the EU constitution and strongly rejected cherry-picking from its proposals. But several leading centre-right politicians hinted that at least slight changes might be necessary to revive the treaty.
28.03.2006 Czech foreign minister backs EU constitution revival, EUobserver.com
Czech foreign minister Cyril Svoboda suggests in an interview with EUobserver that a short declaration on EU goals linked to the constitution could be the trick needed to revive the document, after Prague put ratification on ice following the French and Dutch referendums.
28.03.2006 Verhofstadt sees small chances for EU constitution revival, EUobserver.com
Belgian prime minister Guy Verhofstadt has indicated he does not believe the EU constitution can be saved, while proposing to hold special summits of eurozone leaders as an alternative.
27.03.2006 Hungary urges Estonia, rest of EU, to ratify constitution, EUbusiness.com
Estonia and other European Union member states should ratify the EU constitution because doing so would build a common European foreign policy and stifle attempts to create a two-speed EU, Hungarian President Laszlo Solyom said here Monday.
24.03.2006 Scepticism rises over EU constitution's fate, EUobserver.com
An EU foreign minister's discussion on the fate of the bloc’s constitution revealed continuing major divisions between member states.
15.03.2006 Austria to debate referendum on Turkey and EU constitution, EUobserver.com
Austria's far-right Freedom Party has collected enough signatures for a parliament debate on having a referendum on Turkey's EU membership and the EU constitution - but observers doubt the chances of the initiative.
10.03.2006 Slovak PM tells French, Dutch to come up with EU vision, EUbusiness.com
Slovak Prime Minister Mikulas Dzurinda on Friday called on France and the Netherlands to come up with a plan for the proposed EU constitution after their voters rejected it last year.
09.03.2006 Polish president hits out at 'artificial' European Union, EUbusiness.com
The European Union is an "artificial creation" which ploughs on aimlessly and has no solid budgetary foundations, Polish President Lech Kaczynski said in a German newspaper interview published on Thursday.
07.03.2006 More Finns fed up with EU, EUbusiness.com
Finns' discontent with the European Union is at its highest point since their country joined the bloc in 1995, according to results of a poll published on Tuesday which revealed that one in four citizens favoured withdrawal.
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