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Vaclav Klaus finds Free Europe Constitution important

Vaclav Klaus finds Free Europe Constitution important:
It would be a good "mini-treaty".
May 30, 2007

Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic, emailed May 30, 2007 Carl-Johan Westholm
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“A free Europe” does not need a constitution, but in the European Union, such a document – which would have to be conceptually entirely different from the refused “Treaty establishing a constitution for Europe” – could help us define the barriers and thus prevent creeping unification and centralization.

The ten principles included in your proposal of constitution are a good conceptual guide-line for the course European integration could take. It would be a good “mini-treaty”. However, I always emphasize that nobody has the key to Europe and there are no “people of Europe”, there are only people of European states.

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