“The reflection pause is over. By June, we must reach a decision on what to do with the constitution (…) It is in the interest of Europe, its member states and its citizens, to bring this process to a successful conclusion by the next European Parliament elections in early 2009.”

Angela Merkel, chefe do Governo alemão, num discurso proferido hoje no Parlamento Europeu. A Alemanha assumiu no dia 1 de Janeiro a presidência da União Europeia.