Czech negotiators discuss EU institutional reform


Czech negotiators for the preparation of a new EU constitutional treaty have met with representatives of the German EU presidency and presented the Czech position on the treaty, Czech MEP Jan Zahradil has said. Mr Zahradil revealed that he and other representatives had presented a proposition under which EU member countries would not have to take part in some EU projects. He said that the Czech government also wanted to look into whether some powers were more effectively dealt with on the EU level or on the national level. Germany holds the EU presidency until June and wants to push forward EU institutional reform that slowed after France and the Netherlands rejected the EU draft constitution in referenda two years ago.