Westerwelle Roots for 'True EU Constitution'

Politics » BULGARIA IN EU | August 11, 2012, Saturday // 16:16
Bulgaria: Westerwelle Roots for 'True EU Constitution'

German Minister of Foreign Affairs Guido Westerwelle has spoken up in support of an EU Constitution to be adopted via popular referendum.

"I hope that we will one day have a true European Constitution, to be then decided by a popular referendum," said Westerwelle in an interview for Bild am Sonntag.

Apart from Westerwelle, who is representative of Germany's liberal Free Democratic Party, the idea for an EU Constitution referendum has also been backed by conservative Christian Social Union's chair and PM of Bavaria Horst Seehofer.

In the Bild interview however, Foreign Affairs Minister Westerwelle has stood up behind the Chancellor Angela Merkel cabinet's position against the issuing of eurobonds.

According to Westerwelle, Germany has shown it is committed to sensibly rescue financially troubled EU members, but eurobonds would "increase, rather than decrease the crisis."

The German Minister of Foreign affairs has on the other hand spoken in favor of further buying out of troubled EU members' sovereign debt from the European Central Bank.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Bulgaria in EU » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: christian social union, Free Democratic Party, Bavaria, horst seehofer, conservative, liberal, Referendum, EU, constitution, eurobonds, crisis, Angela Merkel, Guido Westerwelle, sovereign debt, European Central Bank
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria