War of words mounts ahead of make-or-break EU summit

  • 2003-12-11
  • By Michael Thurston, AFP
BRUSSELS - Key EU lawmakers warned Dec. 9 that failure to agree on the EU constitution would plunge the bloc into a full-scale crisis, as the rhetorical temperature escalated ahead of a crucial EU summit that is expected to push brinkmanship to the limit.As EU leaders insisted the bloc would not agree a constitution "at any price," one warned that a collapse of talks could trigger a splintering of the EU into groups of states cooperating at different speeds on different issues."My fear is that if there's no result, the EU will start to slip away," said EMP Elmar Brok, a senior figure on the...
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