Plan A+ from Gérard Onesta MEP

Gérard Onesta MEP

EP vice-president, French Green Gérard Onesta (who is also a member of the EP constitutional affairs committee) presented on Wednesday 29 November 2006 his plan A+ for the continuation of the constitutional process.  He suggests that the member states should maintain the basic contents of the current draft (with the exception of giving up unanimity on treaty amendments) but that an IGC should split up the text into the strictly constitutional (most of parts 1 and 2) and the technical (most of part 3) into a Constitution and a Treaty.

The difference between the Constitution and the Treaty would be reflected in the ratification procedures.  The Treaty would require unanimous approval by national parliaments; the Constitution approval by a double majority of member states and citizens.

Source Agence Europe. 

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