Jean-Pierre Chevènement is mayor of Belfort and honorary president of the Republican and Citizen Movement. He was the Defense Minister for the government of Michel Rocard (1988-1991) and Minister of the Interior for the government of Lionel Jospin (1997-2000).
Valéry Giscard d’Estaing told that when he sent the ECT to Silvio Berlusconi, the latter used it to swat a fly and said “at least this Constitution was useful for something!” Today, this story takes all its meaning. Jacques Chirac once told me that that text was more a bylaw than a constitution. Then, why was it called a “Constitution”?
What has been rejected in relation to that Constitution was the intention to “enshrine in the constitution”, in the name of a non-existing “European people”, a (...)