Poland should prepare for the discussions about the future of the Constitutional Treaty (CT) that will take place after the reflection period, it is argued in the common paper the Institute of Public Affairs (ISP) and the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM).
In the article “Re-Launching Europe”, published by Deutsche-Aussenpolitik.De, Philipp Hessel analyses Germany’s European Policy based on Chancellor Merkels “state of the union” speech held in May 2006.
In this article of the Quarterly „Integration“ of the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP), Daniel Göler and Mathias Jopp take systematic look at the proposed initiatives to solve the constitutional crisis.
This monthly newsletter produced by the Federal Trust for education & research monitors the debate, events and developments surrounding the ratification process in all 25 member states. It offers a particular UK perspective of this process and provides a forum for differing views on the debate.
This policy brief by Markus Wagner considers the positions of the main actors in the French referendum campaign and examines how the political debate there contrasts with the discussion surrounding the EU Constitution in the UK.
This analysis, by Europeum chairman David Král, reflects on the prospects of the Constitutional Treaty ratification in the Czech Republic in the light of the internal developments and the ongoing government crisis.
The debate on the ratification of the Constitutional Treaty in the
Czech Republic shows several interesting aspects. This article,
written by David Král and published
by Europeum, will briefly strive at summing
up and analysing them.
In this paper, Kirsty Hughes says that instead of taking Britain to
the heart of Europe, as a result of a possible "no" vote on the EU
Constitution, the Blair government may go down in history as those
responsible for taking the UK out of the EU.
One of the conclusions this EPIN Working Paper reaches is
that 22 out of 25 Member States will ratify the EU
Constitution. The paper rates ratification in the Czech Republic
and Poland as ‘unsure’ and the United Kingdom as ‘rather
This paper by Brendan Donnelly and Anthony Dawes evaluates the changes made in
the field of ‘enhanced co-operation’ by the Constitutional Treaty
and considers whether and to what extent the political will exists
in Europe to take advantage of the new possibilities created by the
In this article published
by Notre Europe, Carlos
Closa analyses the (essentially political) reasons
which have led several European governments to call a
referendum to ratify the EU Constitution and shows how
risky such a choice might prove for the future of
The International Herald Tribune journalist Dan O'Brien argues that rather than pushing for an EU Foreign Minister in the new Constitution, EU leaders should create the post of an EU Economics Minister.
A Constitution for the Union
An EPC dialogue on "A Constitution for the Union " was addressed by Giuliano Amato, Vice-President of the Convention on the Future of Europe and Professor Franklin Dehousse, of the Royal Institute for International Affairs. A …
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