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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.


New referendum on Constitution in 2009?

MEPs attempt to "exploit" period of reflection on Constitution

Andrew Duff, a British LibDem MEP and convention member is advocating a renegotiation of the EU Constitution, in its current form, by a new Convention in 2007, followed by an EU-level referendum held at the same time as the next European Parliament election. He is calling for the institutional sections of the Constitution to be implemented through another convention process.

Whereas the Finnish Centre-right MEP Alexander Stubb said the Constitution could not be "picked apart". He outlined a five-step process currently being considered by his group, the European's people party (EPP-ED). This would include a year of reflection this year, followed by a year of analysis of what went wrong in 2006, a year of preparation in 2007, a year of revision in 2008 and finally ratification in four year's time (20. September 2005).


Andrew Duff advocates a renegotiation of the EU Constitution