Constitution Worries

July 2005
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Jul2005, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p7
Country Report
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The article reports that the rejection of the EU constitution in the French and Dutch referendums has led to increased calls from the opposition parties for the abandonment of the ratification process in the Czech Republic. The ratification of the EU constitution, widely considered to be the so-called caretaker government's primary objective, has the potential to destabilize domestic politics in the Czech Republic. For his part, new Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek has looked determined in his campaign for the EU constitution, going as far as threatening to ban President Vaclav Klaus' official foreign trips unless he drops his anti-EU rhetoric.


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