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Jose Maria Aznar
Spanish Prime Minister against the creation of a federal
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar said he was against the creation of a federal Europe and warned that Spain would reject a big vision federal blueprint for the European Union.
Speaking at a conference of his ruling Popular Party, Jose Maria Aznar stressed Spain would have a more pragmatic approach, promoting action to tackle problems such as unemployment, and improved cooperation between European Union states in the fight against organized crime and terrorism, reports The Telegraph.
Spains stance on the future of the European Union is crucial as the country is taking over the European Union rotating Presidency next January, at an important moment of the debate on the European Unions future, ahead of the next reforms negotiations, planned for 2004.