[JURIST] The leaders of French, Germany, and Poland banded together Thursday in defense of the EU Constitution [text] just ten days before the French vote on the document. French President Jacques Chirac, German Chancellor Gerard Schroeder, and Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski have joined forces after a meeting in eastern France, where concern over the French passage of the Constitution dominated the agenda. The Constitution, formally ratified by Spain on Wednesday [JURIST report], has received mixed support in France [JURIST report], and German politicians have already visited the country [JURIST report] to campaign for the Constitution's passage in the May 29 referendum. French defeat of the pact would make constitutional ratification impossible, as all 25 member states of the EU must pass it. AFP has more.