Summary: April 19, 2005: Statement of Margot Wallström on the ratification of the European Constitution by the Greek Parliament (Brussels)
Speaking after the vote in the Greek Parliament, Margot Wallström, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy, said : "On behalf of the Commission I welcome with great satisfaction the ratification of the European Constitution by the Greek Parliament. We were pleased to note the overwhelming support in the vote for the Constitution. Greece once again confirmed today its European vocation.
The European democratic and humanist traditions had flourished for the first time on the Greek soil. They are nowadays at the core of the modern European values, represented by the European Constitution. It is also important to recall today that the Greek presidency played a very important role in the final stages of the Convention and that the Constitution was presented for the first time during that presidency at the Thessalonica Summit."