Saturday, October 06, 2007

Draft of New EU Constitution Now Available

EUX.TV: "Portuguese EU Presidency publishes draft for treaty that will replace rejected EU Constitution" - "Portugal, holding the rotating six-month presidency of the European Union, on Friday published a final draft of the treaty on the European Union that will replace the rejected European constitution. The draft will serve as a basis for further discussions in the coming weeks. Heads of state and government will meet in Lisbon in two weeks time for an informal discussion" ...

... on the Reform Treaty, which in an earlier incarnation was titled 'the EU Constitution', and was rejected by France and The Netherlands. According to the EU's own laws that should have been the end of it, weren't it for the anti Democratic mind set that is prevailing throughout the Union. If a measure is deemed necessary, it is pushed through, albeit illegally and in a new cosmetic coating. It's a insult to our intelligence, but there you are ... such is the legacy of the former European regents.

For the curious and the riotous amongst us, EUX.TV - a faithful mouthpiece - has the draft available at the site in four different languages >>>

2 comments:

Micah Tillman said...

I often wonder how similar the EU situation is now to the pre-Constitution situation in the US (back before "united" was capitalized. As in the Declaration of Independence).

Cassandra said...

Thanks for the comment, Micah. I was actually just wondering why nobody is taking this thing to court, since it's illegal. Come to think of it, even the independence of courts is doubtful these days. I don't think this was the situation in the uS. We are in a sort of pre post-democratic semi distatorship here, really.
Take care of the state of the union, there! Cheers ...