Czech PM urges simpler EU constitution Holly Manges Jones at 7:47 AM ET
[JURIST] Czech Republic Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek [official profile] said Sunday that leaders in Prague are not on board with ratifying the European constitution [official website; JURIST news archive] in its current form, and do not plan to take part in future ratification discussions. The decision marks the second time that the Czech Republic declined to continue debating the charter, the first being after the document was rejected by voters in France and the Netherlands [JURIST reports] in 2005. Topolanek agreed in a television interview [AP report] Sunday that Europe does need a new constitution, but urged EU states to adopt a simpler treaty saying the EU "cannot return to the document that already was rejected."
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