posted on May, 26 2003 @ 11:10 AM
BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 26 (UPI) -- The proposed EU constitution, unveiled Monday and to be considered by EU leaders next month, calls for an elected
president and the post of foreign minister to represent the union internationally, and a binding bill of rights.
The document, drawn up by a 105-member committee led by former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing, calls for the European Union's six-month
rotating presidency to be replaced by an EU president, elected from the current batch of heads of state for two and a half years. He also favors
creating the post of EU foreign minister to represent the bloc on the world stage
Perhaps as important, at least to the British, was that the document does not use the term "federal" and the European Union will not be renamed
"United Europe" of the "United States of Europe."
Welsh Secretary Peter Hain, who represents Britain on the 105-member convention, said the draft text showed London had made "good progress" in
influencing the proposals.
"We are burying once and for all the fantasies of a Brussels super-state. Europe will remain a union of sovereign nation states with governments such
as Britain's in charge," he said.
One World Government/New World Order on the way...