• 2003-07-17
The text of the draft EU constitution, endorsed by member presidents last month in Greece, will be debated by EU members at an inter-governmental conference in Oct-ober. Changes are to come into force after November 2009. The draft includes:PRESIDENT OF EUROPEAN COUNCIL: New position, proposed to replace the EU's current six-month rotating system. To be elected by European Council for a two-and-a-half year term, renewable once. In case of serious malpractice the council can end the mandate.EUROPEAN COUNCIL: Gathers leaders of member states. To meet four times a year. To take decisions by c...
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