From Foreign Policy's The Top Ten Stories You Missed in 2005:
"The French and the Dutch both rejected the European Union (EU) constitution this year. Back to the drawing board for Europe, right? Wrong. Brussels isn't letting pesky voters get in the way of European integration. Daniel Hannan, a member of the European Parliament who is skeptical of the promises of integration, has identified 12 significant parts of the constitution that are being implemented despite the French and Dutch results—including the establishment of the European Defense Agency, a European Space Programme, and an EU diplomatic corps. European Commission spokesman Mikolaj Dowgielewicz says charging ahead isn't a problem because "these are not the things why people voted against—or in favor—of the constitution. People did not vote against the constitution in France and the Netherlands, or in favor in Spain, because of the Space Agency." Europeans should have seen this coming when, in June—after the votes were counted—EU President Jean-Claude Juncker said, "I really believe neither the French nor the Dutch rejected the constitutional treaty." Maybe he missed the stories about the "no" votes, too?"