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Sinn Féin leaflet outlining 13 reasons to reject the EU Constitution

15 May, 2005


Sinn Féin leaflet outlining 13 reasons to reject the EU Constitution

  • It lays the legal foundations for a Federal Europe
  • It deepens the Democratic Deficit
  • It significantly increases in the powers of the European Council and Commission
  • It undermines of national sovereignty, national parliaments and the rights of citizens
  • It will end neutrality for Ireland and other Member States
  • It promotes a policy of substantial militarisation
  • It provides for single foreign policy, defence policy and EU foreign minister
  • It promotes the centralisation of economic control in the hands of the Council and Commission
  • It contains a clear constitutional commitment to a free market neo-liberal economic model
  • It promotes an economic model that will deepen existing levels of poverty and social exclusion within the EU
  • It will undermine the ability of member states to provide public services
  • The Charter of Fundamental Rights has no mechanisms for ensuring compliance, and does not add to the promotion of human rights or equality for citizens
  • It promotes policies in relation to the developing world that will deepen the levels of global inequality, poverty and instability

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