France’s Royal wants new EU constitution referendum

Ségolène Royal (picture European Commission)

Segolene Royal, the socialist candidate to become France’s next president, has said she is in favour of holding a new referendum on a revised EU constitution in 2009, proposing to make the treaty more attractive to the French by attaching a social declaration.

“I want the French people to be consulted once again in a referendum in 2009,” Ms Royal said after meeting Luxembourg prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday (17 January), according to press reports.

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