Monday, January 15, 2007

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MEPs want to influence

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – MEPs' resolve will be tested during the coming weeks as they fight to get more of a say on the EU constitution and a planned European declaration in March.

Current EU presidency Germany has so far indicated it will sideline the European Parliament focussing instead only on canvassing government opinion on the two key issues over the coming months.

As part of the streamlined approach, chancellor Angela Merkel has sent a letter to member states asking that only heads of state and government and certain nominated officials should handle the thorny constitutional question, which sees 18 member states having largely ratified the document, two having rejected it and several likely tricky ratifications to come.

Meanwhile the Tourist from Hamelin will travel to Strasbourg on January 17th, 2007 to present the programme of the German EU Presidency to the European Parliament.


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