Swedish PM happy with plan to end EU constitution crisis

Sweden’s Prime Minister Göran Persson says there’s no rush for the 25 countries of the European Union to try to revive its proposed constitution.

At a summit in Brussels, EU leaders agreed on a new timetable to try to solve the crisis, after the constitution was rejected by voters in France and Holland a year ago.

Germany, which will take over the presidency of the Union at the turn of the year, will lead discussions with member states next spring. EU countries are split between those who want to ressurect the constitution and others who want to drop it altogether.

Göran Persson says while the subject is temporarily off the agenda again, a list of all the EU’s many projects will be drawn up to show how dynamic and important it is, just in case the constitution is never ratified.

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