Thursday, April 12, 2007

Frans Timmermans, Dutch EU Minister (PvdA), calls for a leaner Treaty (not wanting to call it a Constitution anymore), in order to heed the calls of his countrymen during the 2005 failed referendum. (EU Politix)

“The Dutch people were very clear on what they did not want, that is, an all-bracing constitutional treaty. That is why we will not want to present such a document to them again," said Timmermans, a member of the European convention which drafted the constitution.

Yet he had a hand in writing it. Will he do a better job this time around, along with his fellow ministers?

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