Slovak MPs want changes to EU constitution

Parliamentary deputies passed a resolution that obliges the cabinet to negotiate changes to the draft constitution of the EU during the intergovernmental conference starting on October 4, in Rome.

MPs supported the government's attempts to change the name of the basic EU document to a 'constitutional treaty', and to include a reference on Christianity in its preamble, as well as retain the 'one country, one commissioner' principle for the European Commission, news wire TASR reported.

The lawmakers also demand that the Cabinet force a change to the proposed voting mechanism, with the so-called qualified majority, in order to keep the influence of small EU members.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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