Catholic bishops for the constitutional treaty – May 2006

Catholic bishops

“In view of these major challenges, the European Union must reform its current treaties. We are convinced that the necessary reforms can be achieved through the Constitutional Treaty. The debate on the future of Europe should therefore concentrate on the Constitutional Treaty so as to facilitate ratification of the treaty in all the Member States and establish a uniform political and legal framework for the European Union. In this respect account must be taken of the people’s concerns regarding the present wording, as expressed in a number of Member States and in so far as these concerns are legitimate. In doing so, it will be recognised that the Constitutional Treaty has been ratified by 14 Member States which represent the majority of people in the European Union.”

COMECE statement May 2006

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