The constitutional treaty is alive. [N]ot the treaty [...] was rejected by a large proportion of those in France and the Netherlands who voted non or nee. Other reasons determined their choice. More positive economic circumstances and with better information about the treaty in both countries, the referenda would probably have resulted with oui and ja. This shows that we can and must stick to this treaty.
[...] In view of what the EU has achieved to date, the recent accident in the ratification process of the Constitution of Europe, though a serious setback, will not dismantle these deeply rooted and noble foundations.