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NEWS
May 19, 1993 | JOEL HAVEMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Danish voters, breathing new life into the cause of European unity, reversed course Tuesday and ratified the European Community's treaty on economic and political union. Final results showed 56.8% of the voters supported the treaty and 43.2% opposed it. The 85% voter turnout reflected the intense interest that the treaty had generated.
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NEWS
May 15, 1993 | JOEL HAVEMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Denmark will have another chance to vote for European unity Tuesday, but it may be too late to put the movement back on track anytime soon. Fundamental doubts about the European Community's march to political and economic unity--common European defense and foreign policies, a single EC currency--have spread to all the Community's major countries. Germany is worried about losing its currency, France about its identity and Britain about its sovereignty.
NEWS
March 13, 1993 | JOEL HAVEMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Europe's lofty dreams of political and economic unity, brought down to earth by a "no" vote in Denmark last year, are now being slowly pushed six feet under in Great Britain. British Prime Minister John Major may yet prevail in his effort to forge a parliamentary majority in favor of closer ties with the Continent.
NEWS
December 19, 1992 | Associated Press
Germany ratified the treaty on European political and economic union Friday, becoming the 10th of the 12 European Community nations to sign on. Still undecided on the issue are Denmark, whose voters have already refused once to ratify the so-called Maastricht Treaty, and Britain, where opposition is strong. All 12 EC nations, which signed the treaty in the Dutch town of Maastricht last year, must ratify the accord before it takes effect.
NEWS
December 12, 1992 | JOEL HAVEMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the prospect of a politically united Europe fading fast, European Community leaders made a last desperate effort Friday to rescue the treaty they signed one year ago in the Dutch town of Maastricht. On the first day of a two-day summit, the leaders reported uncertain progress toward resolving their immediate predicament: how to get Denmark, whose voters rejected the Maastricht Treaty in June, back on board. "There might be no deal," warned Danish Foreign Minister Uffe Ellemann-Jensen.
NEWS
December 11, 1992 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Britain took over the European Community presidency in July, Prime Minister John Major's government expected to put its positive stamp on EC activities. But on the eve of a British-hosted EC summit, which opens here in the Scottish capital today, Britain's leadership has been criticized and beset, and Major can only hope to keep the summit from crumbling.
BUSINESS
December 9, 1992 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Brussels-based lobbyist told a group of medical device makers this week that, despite uncertainty over ratification of a treaty on closer political union in Western Europe, efforts to set standards for their products will proceed as planned. Paul Adamson, a European Community lobbyist for the Health Industry Manufacturers Assn., said that recent financial and political turmoil surrounding the Maastricht Treaty may ironically benefit U.S. companies by simplifying doing business in Europe.
NEWS
December 8, 1992
Portugal figures to become the eighth of the 12 European Community countries to ratify the Maastricht Treaty on European union when its one-chamber Parliament votes Thursday after a scheduled two-day debate. The German and Dutch parliaments have begun the ratification process and should approve without difficulty.
NEWS
November 5, 1992 | Washington Post
Prime Minister John Major survived a crucial House of Commons vote on European union Wednesday night, barely staving off a crisis that had threatened to destroy his government's credibility and raise new questions about the future of Europe. By just a three-vote margin, 319 to 316, Major won approval to proceed with parliamentary consideration of the controversial Maastricht Treaty, an ambitious plan for European economic and political union.
NEWS
October 30, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Italy ratified the Maastricht Treaty on European political and economic union with an overwhelming vote of support by its lower chamber of Parliament. The House of Deputies voted 403 in favor and 46 opposed, with 18 abstentions.
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