Friday, June 17, 2005

The Frozen Constitution, and the spirit of Europe

The constitutional treaty has been frozen; political leaders have so decided, as they think that a better time will come for this text. Needless to say, this is a sign of total lack of vision and leadership. Mr Junker, the luxemburger prime minister hosting the meeting, held that the Constitution is the best set of rules he can think of for the European Union. Even if this was true, european politicians display a sheer inability to deal with present problems. All they came up with is: just wait and see.

There is little to be 'seen', however, and much to be discussed. That is why, I believe, our initiative called "supranationalist papers" is very timely. It is an attempt to go beyond the mere defence of the constitutional treaty, by asking the relevant questions that can be of interest to both the European people and the ruling class. In other words, it is an attempt to fill the gap between the top-down vision of Europe, which flirts with his image in the mirror, and the bottom-up vision of Europe, which expressed its disenchantment lately.

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