Debates on EU Constitution Popular

13th February 2007, Comments 0 comments

13 February 2007, AMSTERDAM — The European Parliament will increase the number of debates scheduled in The Netherlands on the European constitution. At least six to eight debates are planned, ANP reports.

13 February 2007

AMSTERDAM — The European Parliament will increase the number of debates scheduled in The Netherlands on the European constitution. At least six to eight debates are planned, ANP reports.

The number of people who visit the debates is growing. 250 people visited the debate in Maastricht last Wednesday, as compared to 80 at the first debate held in Nijmegen.

Visitors can speak openly with politicians during the debates. While most of the EU countries have long since ratified the constitution, the Dutch say they still have a lot of questions.

Meanwhile, most debate visitors have spoken for more democracy and more unified legislation in Europe, which is actually what the constitution stands for. The results of the debates will be sent to Prime Minister Balkenende.

The next debates will take place in Groningen, Twente and Eindhoven.

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