‘The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights won't be included in the Nice Treaty’ from El País (30 November 2000)

On 30 November 2000, the daily newspaper El País reports on the fate of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. Continued disagreement between the EU Member States in the run-up to the Nice European Summit prevents this Charter from being incorporated into the Treaty, with opposition coming from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands. The Charter is proclaimed in Nice, but it does not become legally binding. The decision-making system also gives rise to discussion and disagreement. Decisions therefore continue to be adopted unanimously, rather than by a qualified majority. The veto is maintained for issues relating to tax, social policy, cohesion, immigration and commercial policy, which could lead to situations of stalemate for the European Union in the event of future enlargements.

Source and copyright

Source: El País. 30.11.2000. Madrid. "El Tratado de Niza no incluirá la Carta de Derechos de la UE", auteur:Yárnoz, Carlos.

Copyright: (c) EL PAÍS

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