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The debate about an EU constitution will never be resolved, so let's stick to the substantive issues

By William Wallace   June 2001

The eu member states stand before some big developments. Within the next four years up to ten applicant states are hoping to join the EU. At the same time US policy-makers are turning their attention away from Europe; there are increasingly delicate relations with Turkey and Russia; organised crime is spilling over into western Europe from Ukraine and Belarus; and there are migrants struggling to enter the EU from weak and corrupt states in Africa and the middle east. This is the context for the debate about the long-term objectives of European integration as the EU becomes the core of…

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