From: Marc-Oliver Pahl (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Oct 27 2002 - 11:27:22 CET
as you know Giscard will present his
first official proposal tommorrow, Monday, afternoon
at the start of the Convention plenary.
Giscard already presented a draft at the last
Convention Praesidium meeting and at
The European Council meeting in Brussels last week.
Giscard made sure that the draft could not get out
of the meeting rooms.
But you can get a ver ygood impression of what
Giscrad will present tommorrow if you read
his report to the European Concil.
You can download it from:
Its available only in FR!
Giscard seems to be not to far
away from the Federalist proposals.
The most critical point is that he has till now not given
up his idea of having the COM president elected
by a Congress of MEPs and MPs.
The point where Giscard is very close to us
is the proposal of a true refoundation of the Union.
This means that member states that fail to ratify
have only two choices:
They can leave the Union or stay with accepting
the decision of the others (perhaps with some
opting out clauses and transitional provosions).
This means Giscard wants to abolish the veto
in constitutional affairs!
We should do everything to support this idea.
Giscard is already under heavy fire from
the Euroscpetics and some voices from
UK, Ireland etc. He desperately needs allies!
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