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Prime Minister attends EU summit in Brussels

The heads of 27 EU member states, including Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, are meeting today, June 21, at a two-day EU summit in Brussels to complete a rough draft of the new EU Constitutional Treaty, which should replace the older unsuccessful draft, wrote the SITA newswire.

Preparations for the summit are overshadowed by tensions over whether EU member states will manage to agree on issues concerning the voting mechanism, the Charter of Fundamental Rights, the powers of the potential EU foreign minister and the relation between EU legislation and national legislations.

Slovakia will not propose any changes to the EU Constitutional Treaty, which was signed by the heads of EU member states in 2004 and approved by Slovak parliament in 2005.

If the EU Constitutional Treaty remained in its current form, Slovakia would be satisfied, said Foreign Minister Ján Kubiš after the cabinet approved Slovakia’s official position that will be presented at the EU summit.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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