The Civil Society Contact Group is finalizing a call to ensure that the charter of Fundamental rights as well as achievements of Part III on environment and Europe´s role in the world will be preserved.
The statement will also urge the Council to ensure the IGC will not be a closed an intransparent process. The European Parliament has adopted its report on the roadmap for the Unions constitutional process on May the 22. Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi and French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the beginning of this week demonstrated unity about the reforms of EU institutions. They both support the main institutional changes:
Reform of the voting rules
Increased qualified majority voting
Creation of a post of European foreign minister
While Sarkozy is though advocating for a simplified treaty, Prodi is a fervent defender of the substance of the constitutional treaty. Poland has once more outlined its ideas for a new EU treaty. The government is now sticking to three demands: