|A Constitution for the European Union (CESifo Seminar Series)
Dennis C. Mueller
Book from The MIT Press
Release date: 01 September, 2004
Many people have quite heated positions on the subject of the new European Constitution
but to my way of thinking, it’s such a simple no-brainer that at times it’s hard to remember what all the fuss is about.
The proposed reforms will strengthen my rights as a citizen of the New Europe, establish the European Union as a legal body, put an end to the ludicrous 6-month rotating presidency nonsense by creating a permanent post, address the current democratic deficit by strengthening somewhat the European Parliament, reduce the ability of selfish states to hold the EU to ransom by replacing veto rights with qualified majority voting, and creates an exit clause so states who really do want to go it alone can.
Doesn’t seem like a whole big deal to get fussed about really, but for a fuller consideration of the issues, the BBC have a fair and balanced report here