Dutch anger at EU constitution talks

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15 December 2006, AMSTERDAM — The Dutch government is disappointed at a proposal to resume stalled talks around the draft European constitution without the Netherlands and France.

15 December 2006

AMSTERDAM — The Dutch government is disappointed at a proposal to resume stalled talks around the draft European constitution without the Netherlands and France.

Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende warned on Friday of chaos if countries are excluded from the talks, Radio Netherlands reported.

Spain and Luxembourg — which launched the proposal — want to resume in January the talks with countries that backed the charter.

France and the Netherlands — both of which rejected a draft text of the constitution in separate referendums last year — would be allowed to join the talks in February.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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