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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.

 

Different views - one focus


The supporters of the network – which will continuously grow over the next two years – stand for completely different political views about the future of Europe but in the statement of beliefs they all agree, that “for the sake of the EU, urgent reforms are needed.” But “the crucial requirements of these reforms” would not be met by the proposed Constitution. Because “the negative consequences outnumber the positive aspects” the ENC supporters “consider this draft counterproductive to the future of Europe and recommend that the citizens of Europe say 'no' to this EU Constitution.”

If the Constitution is stopped it will be possible to begin a real debate. This debate is urgently needed: “Only a democratic EU, fully engaged with Europe’s citizens, can succeed in the future. A Constitution that is drafted without involvement of the citizens cannot provide solutions to the present and future problems of the EU,” says Thomas Rupp, director and coordinator of the campaign. “There are more and more individuals and organizations that do not oppose the EU in general, but who oppose this particular Constitution. And we want to provide a platform for that group of people.”

The ENC supporters include: former Governor of the Swedish Central Bank Lars Wohlin, former chief accountant of the EU Marta Andreasen (E), members of the convention on the future of Europe Jens-Peter Bonde MEP (DK), David Heathcoat-Amory MP (UK) and Esko Seppaenen MEP (FIN), German economist Prof. Roland Vaubel, Philippe de Villiers MEP (MPF,F), Adam Bielan MEP (PiS, PL), the Green MEPs Caroline Lucas (UK) and Carl Schlyter (S), Dutch socialists Harry van Bommel (MP), Swedish social democrat Soren Wibe MP, German NGO leaders Thomas Mayer and Jens Loewe as well as Roger Cole from the Irish peace movement, Matthew McGregor (UK) fom the Center for a Social Europe, Prof. Dr. Claudia von Werlhof (A) and Prof. Dr. Margit Kennedy (D) engaged in citizens’ movements.


  




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