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please find attached this monthly issue of "The European Constitution newsletter" your online-review of recent published working papers, documents and other material of interest concerning the constitutional process compiled by the PhD Programme: European Union of the University of Zaragoza. The summary also contains material which has been uploaded regarding former steps in this process and references to articles published in specialized journals, for reasons of publisher rights we are not able to provide access to the full text.
Please note that some of the links might have changed since the publication of this newsletter.

Mario Koelling
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New Pages:

The Lisbon Treaty - Preparation - Negotiation - Ratification

New Links

The European Council on Foreign Relations (HTML)

Signing ceremony of the Treaty of Lisbon (HTML)

National Forum On Europe (Dublin) (HTML)

New Analysis

Trenz, H.J.; Rosén, G.; Conrad, M. (2007), The Interpretative Moment of European Journalism: The Impact of Newspaper Opinion Making in the Ratification Process, RECON Online Working Paper 2007/11. (PDF)

Menéndez, A.J. (2007), The European Democratic Challenge, RECON Online Working Paper 2007/13. (PDF)

European Policy Centre (EPC) (2007), The Treaty of Lisbon: implementing the institutional innovations, Event Report, 29.11.2007. (HTML)

Kurpas, S.; Crum, B.; de Schoutheete, P.; Keller, J. (ed. al.)(2007), The Treaty of Lisbon: Implementing the Institutional Innovations, CEPS in cooperation with the EGMONT (Royal Institute of International Affairs), and the European Policy Centre (EPC), Special Report, November 2007. (PDF)

Ricard-Nihoul, G. (2007), Le Traité de Lisbonne: relance d'un traité ou Traité de la relance?, Notre europe, Note, 13.11.2007. (French) (PDF)

Wessels, W.; Faber, A. (2007), Vom Verfassungskonvent zurück zur Methode Monnet? Die Entstehung der Road map zum EU-Reformvertrag unter deutscher Ratspräsidentschaft, Integration, 4/07, Oktober 2007. (German) (PDF)

Neyer, J. (2007), Welche Integrationstheorie braucht Europa?, Integration, 4/07, Oktober 2007. (German) (PDF)

Pijpers, A. (2007), Neue Nüchternheit und kritische Öffentlichkeit – die Niederlande und die europäische Integration, Integration, 4/07, Oktober 2007. (German) (PDF)

Hänsch, K. (2007), Ende gut – alles gut? Anmerkungen zum Reformvertrag, Integration, 4/07, Oktober 2007. (German) (PDF)

Bonde, J.P. (2007), New name - Same content. The Lisbon Treaty – is it also an EU Constitution?, Forlaget Vindrosen. (PDF)


New Documents

Austrian Nationalrat, Parliamentarian debate regarding the Lisbon Treaty, 08.11.2007. (HTML)

President of the European Commission Barroso (2007), Debate on the informal Council in Lisbon, European Parliament plenary session, Strasbourg, 23.10.2007. (PDF)

President of the European Council, José Sócrates, Report on the Lisbon informal Summit and the final session of the Intergovernmental Conference, European parliament plenary session, Strasbourg, 23.10.2007. (PDF)

Tratado de Lisboa 2007 (versión consolidada del Real Instituto Elcano)
  Tratado de la Unión Europea
  Tratado de Funcionamiento de la Unión Europea




28.11.2007 Unclear EU treaty provisions causing 'nervousness', EUobserver.com

Although the ink has barely dried on the EU's new treaty, analysts are already scratching their heads as to how the document, with its unclear division of power between the EU's top politicians, is going to work in practice.

22.11.2007 Danish government wants second referendum on euro, EUobserver.com

The recently re-elected Danish government has announced a referendum on scrapping one or more of the country's four EU opt-outs from 1993. But there is no mention of a vote on the EU Reform Treaty, according to the new political working programme published on Thursday.

05.11.2007 Irish largely undecided on EU treaty, EUobserver.com

A large majority of Irish people do not know whether they will vote yes or no to the new EU treaty which is expected to be put to a referendum in the country early next summer.

31.10.2007 Belgium and Portugal at odds over EU summit location, EUobserver.com

A row is brewing over the location of the traditional December summit of EU leaders with Brussels pitted against Lisbon to hold the two-day political meeting.




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