A little more EU help, if you please.

Hi Brit,

Sorry to keep pestering you, but European Union facts are few and far between here in the US.  This one has me going, Merkel warns of “historic mistake” on EU charter.  I was under the impression that France and some other country hadn’t ratified the EU charter yet, but this seems more targeted at England.  Your insight would be appreciated.

the Grit

2 Responses to “A little more EU help, if you please.”

  1. inel Says:

    Hi the Grit,

    The “other country” you refer to is the Netherlands.

    The proposal for a foreign minister was part of the draft EU constitution which was rejected by French and Dutch voters 18 months ago.

    from the BBC report on this topic.

    Nothing is targeted at England—it’s the United Kingdom as far as EU membership is concerned. Here’s a map of the EU where you can even click on countries for a closer look.

    The rest I am pretty clueless on, but we do have many Eurosceptics in the UK who drag things down and slow these processes 😦

  2. britandgrit Says:

    Hi and thanks inel,

    Sorry your comment got caught by the spam filter, but if you could see some of the spam comments we get…

    We are pretty clueless on the ins and outs of the EU over here as well, which is why I keep prodding the Brit to inform us. Such as the England / United Kingdom difference you mention. Honestly, if it happens outside the US border, our news media is not very informative.

    the Grit

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