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Irish Prime Minister insists European Constitution must not be scrapped

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Ireland will hold a referendum on a Constitution for the European Union despite France's rejection of the treaty, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Bertie Ahern declared in the wake of the Treaty's rejectio

Massive ‘no’ to the European Constitution should consign it to history

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The Netherlands' NEE – three days after the French NON – should have served as a loud wake-up call for politicians and Eurocrats in Brussels as well as for the leaders of 25 member state governments.

Leader of Sweden's successful campaign against the Euro rallies Dutch troops prior to referendum battle

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The Socialist Party of the Netherlands, the only political party of any significance in the country to campaign against the proposed EU Constitution, held its national conference in Nijmegen last week

The Future of Public Services in Europe

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Just as this week's votes have made it possible that there will be a future for public services in Europe, progressive UK research group Catalyst is making available a special discussion document on w

Barroso should come clean

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On the 25th May European Commission President José Barroso was asked to give an explanation before the European Parliament of an apparent conflict of interest. In August, 2004, shortly aft

Citizens of The Hague file lawsuit for arrest of Bush

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A group of citizens from The Hague have filed a lawsuit against the state in order to allow for the arrest of “President” Bush as soon as he sets foot on Dutch soil.

European Parliamentarians to US: “Stop torturing detainees and give them a fair trial”

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Parliamentarians from 46 European countries have called on the United States government to cease torturing and mistreating detainees at Guantánamo Bay – and challenged it either to try them fairly or

OAS no longer US fiefdom

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Anyone wondering how much influence the Bolivarian Revolution is gaining outside Venezuelan borders might look to this week's vote in the Organization for American States for insight.

WTO Decrees threaten environmental and public health laws

The European Commission is planning to join together with the US, Japan, and a number of other countries to use new World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations to dismantle a wide range of national l

Basque elections: Spain's repressive tactics backfire

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Last weekend's elections in the Basque country saw the failure of the Spanish government's attempts to use repression and anti-democratic procedural manoeuvres to silence demands for independence.

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