Airwave Supremacy

How far will the French government go to get the European constitution confirmed in the May 29 referendum? The situation is getting increasingly tense: one poll result released last week showed 55% of those questioned opposing the constitution; another showed 53% voting no, even though a plurality thought that yes would win in the end.

Now President Jacques Chirac has been accused of trying to exercise improper control. After his terse exchanges with European Commission President José Manuel Barroso last month over a proposed directive to liberalize the European Union's service sector, Barroso was suddenly disinvited from a...

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