The Naysayers of Europe

What's next after France and the Netherlands vote no on the EU constitution?

The no was stunningly clear: 55% of those who voted in France and 62% in the Netherlands rejected the European constitution. That effectively dooms the 448-article document, hammered out in more than two years of laborious negotiations to establish how Europe would be run, create the offices of Foreign Minister and European President and in general foster a greater sense of allegiance to the union. The E.U. is still a going concern, yet its legitimacy has been called into question. "It's a fundamental revolution," says Charles Grant, director of the Center for European Reform in London. "Nothing has changed, but everything...

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