Wednesday, June 15, 2005
"It is not possible for anyone to understand the full text". "The present generation of leaders, whatever their strengths, never put Europe at the top of their agenda". Today Mr Giscard believes the constitution probably would have passed in France if the EU leaders had not left open the possibility of full EU membership for Turkey. This week the bloc's leaders will meet in Brussels to decide the fate of the constitution, or "my document", as Mr Giscard puts it. The ratification process should continue across Europe, the former president advises and predicts: "In the end, it will pass", he added. "There is no better solution".