Iraq compounds EU convention worries

  • 2003-03-06
  • Jitendra Joshi
BrusselsThe Iraq crisis Feb. 27 added further worries to a European Union convention tasked with writing the EU's first-ever constitution.Convention chairman Valery Giscard d'Estaing has urged delegates not to become demoralized by the darkening clouds of war and to speed up their work to meet a June deadline for a draft EU charter.The former French president also received heavyweight backing from France and Germany for his vision of an EU unafraid to talk of federal administration - talk that has dismayed Britain.The three countries are at loggerheads over Iraq, leading Giscard d'Estaing t...
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