National Press Club

The New European Constitution

March 29, 2005

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Run time: 55 minutes

Mark Hendrick, member of the British Parliament and its European Scrutiny Select Committee, will talk about the new European constitution. He first covered the history of the European Union, described its components, and talked about the Treaty of the Constitution of Europe which was signed by European heads of state in October 2004. He said the Treaty of the Constitution now awaits ratification by all 25 member countries of the European Union. He noted that there is some concern that the United Kingdom might reject the treaty. After his presentation he answered audience members' questions.