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.
September 28, 1992 |
Germany Proposes Two-Track Path to European Unity: Support for two-track European unity may be growing in Germany as leading politicians floated the idea of countries in the fast lane pressing ahead with a monetary union on their own. "I have for a long time seen this as an option that we probably will have to resort to," said Karl Lamers, foreign policy spokesman in parliament for Chancellor Helmut Kohl's Christian Democrats.
October 13, 1992
Leaders of the 12 European Community nations hold a one-day emergency meeting Friday in this English industrial city to sift through the rubble of the European Monetary System and the Maastricht Treaty on European union. Most EC leaders believe the treaty, which mandates a common EC currency by 1999 and includes a procedure for establishing joint foreign and defense policies, must be made less ambitious to survive.
November 3, 1992
The British Parliament on Wednesday will hold a preliminary vote on the Maastricht Treaty on European union after a debate that will feature Conservative Party dissidents, dubbed Euroskeptics, opposing the government position. A favorable vote will pave the way for a final debate and vote later in the year on the controversial treaty, which is supported by Prime Minister John Major but has split his Tory party.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1995
Who would have thought copyright law could be so interesting? Just ask Esti Miller of Culver City. She has plenty to say on the subject. Miller's essay on the North American Free Trade Agreement recently won the prestigious American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition. Miller compared NAFTA with the 1957 Treaty of Rome, which established the European economic community, and the subsequent 1992 Maastricht Treaty on European Union.
July 26, 1993 |
Prime Minister John Major faced further acrimony within his Conservative Party on Sunday after the press published an off-the-record conversation in which he insulted three Cabinet colleagues. The flap came at the end of a trying week in which Tory rebels joined opposition forces in Parliament to try to derail the Maastricht Treaty on European union. Major had to threaten a national election to restore party discipline and crush the mutiny.