Euroskeptics given room for maneuver

  • 2003-04-10
BRUSSELSThe body drawing up a European Union constitution proposed on April 4 an unprecedented clause which would allow member states to opt out of the bloc, in a move aimed at appeasing Euroskeptics.The draft article is the first such clause in the EU's history opening the way for a member state to pull out of the bloc that is preparing for its biggest ever expansion next year.The idea reportedly has the support of many convention members, but others believe it would be a recipe for chaos, with Euroskeptic parties in member states provoking secession crises.Under the draft clause, to be co...
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