He refused to be drawn into the debate about whether EC member states would have to re-ratify the Maastricht treaty to take account of an eventual decision by Britain to opt back into the Social Chapter. But privately, diplomats are suggesting that a way would have to be found to accomodate the new British stance without involving other member states.
'There is no need to over-dramatise,' Mr Delors said. 'We are studying the British problem very seriously, making sure we have properly understood and have all the facts straight. . . it is not for me to step into the shoes of the British government.'Reuse content