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TUAEUC digest 15/01/08

 Controversial EU policies put on hold before treaty ratification

According to a report in EUobserver, Commission officials have admitted there has been a clamp-down on controversial policy activity during Slovenia 's presidency of the EU as member states begin the process of ratifying the revised EU Constitution. Potentially contentious talks - such as on an EU diplomatic service - have been put on the backburner until the treaty is approved by all member states. Last month the Health Services Directive was shelved by the Commission because it was believed it could hinder ratification.


  TUAEUC has produced a new pamphlet outlining why trade unionists should demand a referendum on the renamed EU Constitution. It has also produced a document arguing the democratic case against the EU Constitution and copies of both are available free on request