Unpopular domestic politics + fear of European Federation
55% of the voters voted against a European Constitutional Treaty. The outcome was significant as France had always been at the heart of Europe and driving its integration forwards. The unpopularity of the Chirac presidency and the state of the French economy contributed to the bad outcome.
62% of the voters voted against a European Constitutional Treaty. Most people, including political parties, saw the possible European Constitution as a threat towards their national sovereignty. They also considered the EU constitution as a kind of weapon to turn the EU into a supranational bureaucratic super-state. People were afraid that Eastern workers will fill up their jobs and the government gave no response upon that.
results in start of EUROSCEPTISIM