In the wake of the accord over the budget, another dram of Christmas cheer comes in the form of an EU-wide survey finding that more and more Europeans are in favour of a common constitution! On average, 63% of EU citizens want a charter; the increase (by nine and seven points, to 62% and 67%, respectively) since the last such poll, in the spring, was most notable for the French and the Dutch. Now around two thirds of them support it.
Their voters rejected a proposed EU constitution earlier this year.
European Commission vice-president in charge of communication strategy, Margot Wallström: “I think this is a good basis for what we can do later on. And apparently there is an interest in a constitution, and many of the citizens think also that an amended proposal might be acceptable.”