Monday, May 23, 2005

oui ou non ?

This 29 May France will have a referendum on EU constitution. If the referendum result is no, this could be the end of EU constitution.



Thomas said...

a "non" quite certainly would be the end of the constitution because it needs to be ratified by each and every single EU member before it can come into force. and i don't see that chirac would risk a constitutional crisis in france (by rejecting the majority opinion of France's population).

however, as i have pointed out on several occasions, i think it would not be a good decision by the french to vote "non".

Nazareno said...

I will, for sure, be waiting a NO.

In the EU constitution they are incluiding an Argentinean (now in dispute) territory, the Islas Malvinas as a territory of England.

I won't talk about that war in here... but the lack of respect that the promoters of this initiative have, not only with the young Argenitean and Brithis that had died in that stupid war, but also to all of us that are still reclaming this part of our land, of our history.

I would extend longer, but the post was not about that... so... that's it, for now.

Tom Gara said...

Yeah, thats a good point - the EU constitution, affecting half a billion people and the worlds largest economic community, should be put on hold because of the Falkland/Malvinas Islands.

Not until Argentina takes back this crappy frozen outcrop of 3000 english settlers, which Argentina has never owned or settled, can there truly be a consitutional change in Europe.

Dody G. said...

what's your prediction?

This is going to be close, but I think it's going to be an "oui" 52%-48%.

Tom Gara said...

I call Oui

Drew said...
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Drew said...

What'll happen after a no?

Chirac's in a bad place, Schroeder's not much better....

Blair leading the EU trying to fix his karma?

Dody G. said...

There is no political unification for Europe after a "no" in France in the near future.

Come back in 10 years and there will be a new effort.