Following up the comments on North's blog from the European Parliament Group leaders et al, here is a round up of some national politicians and their responses.
"Our country suffers from true sickness. I do not know how it can be cured”. - Jacques BARROT
"Europe cannot stop". - Joaquin ALMUNIA Commissioner for Monetary Affairs
"This « No » is not a vote against Europe" – Belgian PM Guy VERHOFSTADT.
“the French 'no' will not have any influence". - Danish PM Anders Fogh RASMUSSEN
“I am not happy with what has happened” - Estonian PM Andrus ANSIP
"Let us not forget that thanks to the European Union we have had a half century of peace. Without the European Union, sooner or later nationalisms, the ghosts of the 1930s, will reappear," – Italian President Carlo Azeglio CIAMPI
"But while we must take account of this signal, it is necessary to continue to advance the European project despite everything ". - Romano PRODI,
"I am convinced that the French people did not say 'no' to Europe" - Lithuanian President Valdas ADAMKUS
"It is a major political crisis" - Jeannot KRECKE, Luxembourg Treaury minister.
"this result gives a reason moreover to the Netherlanders to vote yes" - Dutch PM Jan Peter BALKENENDE
"the French must tell us what they mean by this vote" – Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula PLASSNIK
It "means serious problems in the process of adoption of the constitutional treaty, but should not slow down the process of integration" - Polish President KWASNIEWSKI
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