Finns will have to trust in their elected officials when it comes to ratifying the new EU Constitution.
Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen has ruled out a referendum in his country on the new EU Constitution. Speaking on Sunday on Finnish Radio, Vanhanen said the European Union would not change so much under the new constitution that a referendum would be needed. Although a number of Finnish politicians have spoken out in favor of a referendum, Vanhanen said he believes a decision by the Finnish Parliament would be enough. Altogether, there are ten EU member states intending to hold polls before ratifying the new EU Constitution. (EUobserver.com)