Content Section

The Content section will provide news, quotes and background materials refering to the topic of the EU Constitution. The time-table will give you an overview about the current status concerning the referendums on the Constitution.


A no is a no is a no?

Quotes on a dead and buried Constitution
that is far from being dead

After the French and Dutch no votes followed by Luxembourg's "yes" a "period of reflection" was proclaimed. During the last months there was a big confusion due to the fact that for some a “no” doesn’t necessarily means “no”. Many important people made more or less important comments on the situation and further perspectives of the project:

JULY 2005
Quotes from Martin Schulz, Jo Leinen, Michel Barnier, Catherine Colonna, Frans Weisglas, Jan Peter Balkenende, Pascal Lamy, José Zapatero, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bronislaw Geremek... Read more

Quotes from Wolfgang Gerhardt, Wolfgang Schuessel, Noel Treacy, Gunter Verheugen... Read more

Quotes from Catherine Colonna, Mart Laar, Pflüger, Jose Barroso, Valery Giscard d’Estaing, Martin Schulz, Graham Watson, Hans-Gert Poettering, Alexander Stubb, Inigo Méndez de Vigo... Read more

Jacques Chirac's attack on the commission and Jose Barroso's reaction to it... and quotes from Lionel Jospin, Pierre Lequiller and Jose Maria Aznar... Read more