France Rejects EU Charter

The French have rejected the EU charter treaty in a 55% No vote in their referendum. It puts an interesting twist in to this story. France as a charter member of the EU, and a founder of Europe back from the European Coal and Steel Community. This could be a fatal blow to the constitution of Europe, as it requires the affirmation of every member country. It’ll likely have to go back to the European Comission to see what, if anything, can be done. The seems to be surge of nationalism riding in certain parts of Europe (see also The Neatherlands vote on Wednesday).