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Poland has shelved EU constitution

the Authorities of Poland have made the decision on carrying over of terms of carrying out of a referendum on ratification of the constitution of EU without day. With the corresponding statement the president of Poland Alexander Kvasnevsky has acted, transfers AFP.
As he said, referendum carrying out in October of this year as it was provided earlier, it is unreal . the Referendum is necessary for spending, however date of its carrying out is not established yet - the president has informed journalists on a press - conferences following the results of meeting with the speaker of parliament Vlodzimezhem Tsimoshevichem and premieres - minister Marekom the Squirrel. the decision on terms of carrying out of plebiscite will be accepted by my successor, but, in my opinion, this year the referendum will not be - the president has noted.
Besides, And. Kvasnevsky has informed again on desirability of ratification of the constitution of EU by a referendum, thus having made a reservation that document ratification at parliamentary hearings also does not contradict the legislation of Poland. At the same time the president has noticed that, in its opinion, it is difficult to convince citizens to come on sites for voting of such situation when the majority of the countries abstain from document ratification, in particular by plebiscite .
we Will remind, leaders of the countries of the European union at the summit in Bruxelles have stated intention to continue process of ratification of the Constitution of EU, thus having prolonged terms of acceptance of the document, at least, to the middle 2007.
In EU already six countries have declared carrying over of terms of ratification of the organic law of EU. So, Denmark where plebiscite should take place on September, 27th of this year, has made the decision on voting carrying over without day. The similar decision was accepted by the authorities of Finland where the country parliament should consider this question not earlier than the end 2005 - the beginnings 2006. The prime minister - the minister of Portugal Jose Sokratesh also has declared referendum carrying over about ratification, before planned for October of this year the Similar decision has been supported also by its Czech colleague - the prime minister - the minister of Czechia Irzhi Paroubek has declared that will suggest country political parties to discuss possibility of carrying over of plebiscite on the end 2006 - the beginning 2007. The decision to suspend preparation for a referendum declared also Great Britain. Also will transfer terms of carrying out of a referendum on ratification of the constitution of EU since autumn 2005. On 2006. Ireland. Meanwhile Estonia has declared the intention to continue ratification process - in the autumn of this year EU constitution will discuss in country parliament.
ratification process should proceed, however after citizens of France and the Netherlands have told is not present Euroconstitutions, earlier ratification target dates cannot be observed - the European leaders consider. It is expected that heads of the European states of EU will discuss again questions of ratification of the constitution during a meeting in the first half of the year 2006.
At present EU constitution was ratified by 10 member countries of the European Union, citizens of two countries - France and the Netherlands - on the taken place referenda have refused to support the document.