Van Rompuy says full treaty change may be avoidable

UPDATE: Full treaty change may not be necessary according to EU Council President Herman van Rompuy but a Socialist Party MEP says this should be challenged in the courts.

7th December, 2011
Van Rompuy says full treaty change may be avoidable
EU Council President Herman van Rompuy faces the cameras.

Full treaty change may not be necessary to achieve the changes the EU needs according to a report written by EU Council President Herman van Rompuy.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are pushing for a rewrite of European Union treaties to tighten control of national budgets.

In a two-page report to national governments, van Rompuy suggested amending a protocol attached to the Lisbon Treaty rather than changing the treaty itself, according...

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