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Friday, 22 September 2006

Extended “period of reflection” on Constitutional Treaty

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The heads of government of the European Union agreed at their Brussels summit to extend the “period of reflection” on the Constitutional Treaty until the end of 2008. In accordance with a proposal by Austrian Chancellor Schüssel, the present President of the European Council, the German presidency starting on January 1, 2007, shall work out a proposition to accomplish the constitutional project after the French and Dutch “No” of May 29, 2005, and June 1, 2005, respectively.