Finnish parliament starts EU Constitution ratification process

Finland's parliament on Friday (12 May) voted in favour of starting the process to ratify the EU Constitution.

The Nordic country which will take over the EU's six month rotating presidency from Austria on 1 July, is now expected to become the sixteenth state to ratify the charter.

The parliament voted on a government report in which the ratification of the charter was recommended.

Out of the 199 members of parliament, 104 voted in favour of the report, 11 abstained, 24...

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