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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Still split on constitution, EU bids to rebrand text

By Aussiegirl

Just do as Sen. McCain has suggested and call it a "banana". An EU by any other name would still stink as bad.

Still split on constitution, EU bids to rebrand text

Vienna - Exactly one year after French and Dutch voters torpedoed the European Union constitution, a meeting of the bloc's foreign ministers ended Sunday with no breakthrough on resolving the crisis.

But there was a fragile emerging consensus that the text would have to be rebranded and marketed under a new PR strategy to win over deeply sceptical voters.

'I assume this question will come up...should we change the name of it,' said European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, adding: 'If someone finds a better name, great.'

All 25 EU member states must give a green light for the constitution to enter into force.


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