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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
Newsletter editor

New Links:

Dossiers on the the German EU-Presidency (HTML)
  German Institute for International and Security Affairs (German)
  Centre for European Policy Studies (German)
  German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) (German)


New Analysis

Barysch, K. (2007), What to expect from the German presidency, CER briefing note, January 2007. (PDF)

Open Europe (2006), The EU in 2007, December 2006. (PDF)

Guérot, U. (2006), Germany and Europe: New Deal or Déjà Vu?, Notre Europe, Studies and Research N°55. (PDF)

Micossi, S.; Gros, D. (2006), Confronting Crisis in the European Union: A Fresh Start, CEPS Policy Brief, No 117, December 2006. (PDF)

Dauderstädt, M.; Lippert, B.; Maurer, A. (2006), Die deutsche EU-Ratspräsidentschaft 2007: hohe Erwartungen bei engen Spielräumen, Bonn 2006. (German) (PDF)

Lamers, K: (2006), Considerations on the European crisis, Notre Europe. (PDF)

European Commission (2006), Standard Eurobarometer 66: first results, December 2006. (PDF)
"In France and the Netherlands public support has increased since Spring 2006: 59% of Dutch respondents are now in favour (+6 points) and for France this figure is 56% (+5 points)."

Deutscher Bundestag (2006), Tot oder lebendig? Zur aktuellen Debatte über den EU-Verfassungsvertrag, wissenschaftlicher Dienst, Nr. 54/06, 24.11.2006. (German) (PDF)

European Policy Centre (2006), Priorities of the German Presidency, event report. (HTML)

New Documents

Finland’s Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen (2006), Results of the Finnish EU Presidency, speech in the European Parliament, 18.12.2006. (HTML)

Council of the EU (2006), 18-month Programme of the German, Portuguese and Slovenian Presidencies, 17079/06, 21.12.2006. (PDF)

German Bundesregierung (2006), Europe - succeeding together, Presidency Programme, 1 January to 30 June 2007. (PDF)

German foreign minister Steinmeier (2006), Speech at a press conference on the German EU Presidency, Brussel, 19.12.2006. (German) (HTML)

Giscard d'Estaing, V. (2006), Peut-on créer un patriotisme européen?, speech at the Humboldt University, Berlin, 09.11.2006. (French) (PDF)

Finland´s EU Presidency (2006), Presidency Conclusions, European Council in Brussels, 14-15 December 2006. (PDF)

Finland’s EU Presidency (2006), Results presidency, 15.12.2006. (PDF)

German Bundestag (2006), Parliamentary debate regarding the German EU-Presidency, 14.12.2006. (German) (PDF)

Finland’s Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen (2006), Speech, Joint Parliamentary Meeting on the Future of Europe in Brussels. 05.12.2006 (PDF)



22.12.2006 Restricted pro-EU constitution meeting under fire, EUobserver.com

The Liberals in the European Parliament have strongly rejected a plan by Spain and Luxembourg to hold a restricted "friends of the EU constitution" meeting, saying the move carries the "serious risk" of dividing the union.

15.12.2006 EU constitution back on the political agenda, EUobserver.com

The European Constitution moved back onto the EU's political high table on Thursday for the first time since it was rejected in two referendums 18 months ago.

06.12.2006 EU constitution talks likely to sideline Brussels, EUobserver.com

EU member states are likely to deal with reviving the EU constitution alone, without involving "Brussels machinery" or else a solution will not be found in time for a 2009 deadline, according to Germany's ambassador to the EU. Also, those who have already ratified are likely to have to go through the process again.

05.12.2006 Finland ratifies EU constitution, EUobserver.com

Finland ratified the EU constitution on Tuesday adding one more country to the list of member states having given the nod of approval to a document whose fate is still undetermined.


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