Slovenian President Janez Drnovsek called Monday for renewed efforts to ratify the stalled European constitution, which he said would help future EU enlargement. "We have to continue the process," Drnovsek said. "This moment of reflection should finish soon so that we establish a more firm framework for European institutions and for future enlargements."
He was talking after a meeting with Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos. Ratification of the EU constitution was halted after French and Dutch voters rejected the treaty in referendums last year. Fourteen other EU nations including Slovenia and Cyprus have approved the charter, which needs unanimous backing from all 25 EU members to take effect, reports the AP.
The Russian missile cruiser Varyag, which is currently staying in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, blocked the US Navy aircraft carrier strike group in the Adriatic Sea