The official proposal to a Constitutional Treaty for the European Union was rejected in referenda in France and the Netherlands. It could have opened the way for more centralization to Brussels.
The 27 member governments agreed in Lisbon October 18, 2007 on a new version, called the Reform Treaty, renamed to the Lisbon Treaty - the same content but extremely difficult to read.Why? They wanted to avoid new referenda...
However, Ireland's constitution had to let the people decide, and the result in June 12, 2008 was NO.
But did the rest of the EU governments take NO for an answer? No...They went on asking the parliaments to ratify the Lisbon Treaty.
And Ireland? Of course, there was a new referendum, to get the correct result. Call it "remocracy".
So the Lisbon Treaty is now in full force, from January 2010.
But Free Europe Constitution does not give in. We will continue to be a part of the atmosphere of freedom in Europe. We believe that the Lisbon treaty is a grand mistake. However, history will judge.
But you can express your view already now - welcome to referendline at this site.
Read Free Europe Constitution - and vote Yes.
This statement is history now, but not its message:
Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic, to Carl-Johan Westholm, founder of the Free Europe Constitution, May 30, 2007: