European Commission President Romano Prodi praised the decision of the Irish people to endorse the Treaty of Nice, opening the way for the Union's enlargement to the 10 new members. Prodi also clarified that the extraordinary things the (Stability) Pact has brought about, and will continue to bring about, "should not blind us to the limitations of the institutional framework in which it is applied." In this way he reiterated his views on the Stability Pact, which is becoming a straitjacket for t...

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