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Reaction of Loukas Tsoukalis to Andrew Moravcsik’s article on the collapse of the Constitutional treaty

Moravcsik is absolutely right in observing that the European constitutional project failed to mobilize citizens across our member countries and generate support for further integration. And how could it?

| 04/10/2006

Moravcsik is absolutely right in observing that the European constitutional project failed to mobilize citizens across our member countries and generate support for further integration. And how could it?

The term constitution is clearly a misnomer, changes in Council voting procedures and rotating presidencies may be a step in the direction of better delivery but hardly the stuff that excites most people, while the policy part of the old treaty remained virtually the same. Practical changes were presented as a major political project, and they backfired – at best, they met with indifference.

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