King Rat (gkr) wrote,
King Rat

European Constitution

The French voted this weekend on the new European constitution. Very different document from our own. Of course, it's a very different situation. Anyway, all 25 countries in the E.U. have to ratify the document, because currently any major changes in governance require unanimous consent. That's part of the reasoning for the new constitution. The old system leaves the continent too open to be blocked by one nation. I haven't read all of it yet, but I don't see anything bad about the document itself. It's less a radical change than our Constitution was from the Articles of Confederation. Though according to news outlets, the French have voted against it mostly as a rejection of the main party and person supporting it (Jacques Chirac), not out of instrinsic opposition to the document.


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