EU constitutional forum ends work

  • 2003-07-17
  • Laurent Barthelemy
AFP BRUSSELSThe forum drafting a constitution for the European Union wound up its work on July 10, with its chairman urging EU governments to leave the document intact and displaying an unexpected spark of humor."Wanting to change this constitution, to alter its balances, would run the risk of deforming or even breaking up the work we have done," Chairman Valery Giscard d'Estaing told the final session of the 105-member Convention on the Future of Europe.One of the forum's last acts was to bestow the European Union with a motto: "United in its diversity." In October, the governments of the ...
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