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2008-06-15 09:00:00

Text of report in English by Czech national public-service news agency CTK Presov, East Slovakia, 14 June: The Irish no to the Lisbon treaty should not overshadow a debate on the rising food and oil prices at the upcoming EU summit, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer- Social Democracy) said today. He added that Ireland's decision was nothing disastrous since the EU can keep working on the basis of the existing treaties. "I would feel sorry if we put aside what is today fundamental...

2008-06-14 09:00:13

By DONNY MAHONEY By Donny Mahoney and Kim Murphy Los Angeles Times DUBLIN, Ireland European leaders were scrambling Friday to find a new path to a more powerful and manageable European Union after Irish voters rejected a treaty meant to bolster the alliance's government. The rejection threw into doubt nearly a decade of efforts to overcome widespread public skepticism and develop a European constitution. The reforms would create a powerful European presidency and diplomatic corps...

2008-06-14 09:00:13

By George Kerevan WE ALREADY have an example of what happens when an EU treaty is rejected by the voters - very little. It is three years since the voters of France and the Netherlands upset the EU political apple cart by rejecting the original European Constitution. But the EU continued to function - as it will now the Irish electorate has sunk the "Son of the EU Constitution", otherwise known as the Lisbon Treaty. The rationale for the Lisbon Treaty is that a union of 27 members (with...

2006-05-29 06:34:28

By James Mackenzie PARIS (Reuters) - France remains divided over the proposed European constitution, a year after voters rejected the charter in a referendum that threw the European Union into disarray, according to a survey released on Monday. French voters shocked EU leaders last year by rejecting the charter which many feared enshrined an "ultraliberal" agenda that risked undermining Europe's strong social concerns. The rejection dismayed much of the French establishment and...

2006-05-29 01:04:35

By James Mackenzie PARIS (Reuters) - France remains divided over the proposed European constitution, a year after voters rejected the charter in a referendum that threw the European Union into disarray, according to a survey released on Monday. French voters shocked EU leaders last year by rejecting the charter which many feared enshrined an economically liberal, market-friendly agenda that risked undermining Europe's traditionally strong social concerns. The rejection also dismayed...

2005-12-18 05:44:29

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union remains in a crisis despite Saturday's deal on its long-term budget and still needs to settle crucial issues such as how far it should expand, a Commission vice president was quoted on Sunday as saying. "The EU crisis has not yet been overcome with this summit," European Industry Commissioner Guenter Verheugen told the newspaper Bild am Sonntag. "The Austrian presidency must provide an answer to the big questions. That includes in particular: how...

2005-07-12 10:26:40

By Paul Taylor BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States fears the European Union may turn in on itself and be a less effective partner in spreading democracy after French and Dutch voters rejected the EU constitution, a senior U.S. official said. Daniel Fried, assistant secretary of state for European affairs, told a group of journalists the Bush administration's reaction to the referendum defeats was one of dismay rather than the delight some Europeans may have suspected. "We were not...

2005-07-10 11:37:31

By Carsten Lietz LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Luxembourg approved the European Union's troubled constitution by a solid majority in a referendum on Sunday, averting a threat by Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker to resign. Voters in the duchy of 465,000 people that houses several key EU institutions backed the charter by 56.52 percent to 43.48 percent, official results showed. But the result is unlikely to revive the charter, designed to make EU decision-making more efficient after the bloc's...

2005-07-10 10:39:26

By Carsten Lietz LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Luxembourg approved the European Union's troubled constitution by a solid majority in a referendum on Sunday, averting the threat of Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker's resignation. Voters in the duchy of 465,000 people that houses several key EU institutions backed the charter by 56.52 percent to 43.48 percent, with all votes counted. The result is unlikely to revive the charter, designed to make EU decision-making more efficient after the bloc's...

2005-07-01 16:38:43

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain assumed the presidency of theEuropean Union on Friday amid financial and political crisis,with leaders struggling to agree a 2007-2013 budget and afterFrench and Dutch voters rejected the EU constitution. The following is a list of the priorities and challengesfor Prime Minister Tony Blair's six-month chair: BUDGET ROW Blair says he will work to produce a budget deal byDecember and will sound out member states bilaterally over thesummer. Britain's annual rebate...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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