EU adds price stability goal to constitution

European Union negotiators have agreed to enshrine the goal of price stability in the bloc's first constitution, meeting a demand of European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet.

The latest agreed changes to the charter due to be approved by EU leaders next month added the objective of low inflation, the ECB's central mission, to a key article that spells out the core goals of the 25-nation Union.

"The Union shall work for the sustainable development of Europe based on balanced economic

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