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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.
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we are glad to announce the new edition of our PhD programme “European Union” at the University of Zaragoza. For further information regarding the academic programme and enrolment please visit our web site: http://www.unizar.es/union_europea/


New Analysis

Kaczynski, P.M.; Kurpas, S.; Broin, P. (2008), Ratification of the Lisbon Treaty: Problems not only in Ireland, EPIN Working Papers, No 18. (PDF)

Millward Brown IMS (ed.), Post Lisbon Treaty Referendum Research Findings, September 2008. (PDF)

openeurope (2008), The Lisbon Treaty and Ireland, briefing note. (PDF)

openeurope (2008), Foreign policy and defence, parliamentary briefing #5. (PDF)

openeurope (2008), Institutional changes, parliamentary briefing # 7. (PDF)

openeurope (2008), The New Treaty: What will it mean, and do we need a referendum, . (PDF)

Král, D. (2008), How to Sell Lisbon in Prague: Prospects for the Lisbon Treaty's Ratification in the Czech Republic, Real Instituto Elcano, ARI 103/2008. (HTML)

House of Commons (2008), The Treaty of Lisbon: an Uncertain Future, House of Commons Library, Research Paper 08/66. (PDF)





26.09.2008 MEPs to ask US Congress about funding for Irish No vote, EUobserver.com
The European Parliament's delegation to the US will on its next trans-Atlantic visit ask Congress about allegations that the Irish anti-Lisbon Treaty campaign was funded out of America.

18.09.2008 Ireland refuses timetable for EU treaty: minister, EUbusiness.com
Ireland's Europe minister on Thursday rejected Luxembourg Premier Jean-Claude Juncker's statement that the EU's key Lisbon treaty will probably not be in force as planned next year.

18.09.2008 Czech Republic says Lisbon Treaty must not ruin Croatia's EU bid, EUbusiness.com
Czech deputy prime minister Alexandr Vondra gave his support to Croatia joining the European Union, saying Thursday he backed its accession "with or without the Lisbon Treaty."

17.09.2008 EU treaty not likely to be in place till 2010: Juncker, EUbusiness.com
Luxembourg Premier Jean-Claude Juncker broke the silence on Wednesday about the future of the EU's Lisbon treaty, the first European leader to admit it probably will not be in force as planned next year.

15.09.2008 EU treaty rebuff could worsen Ireland's slowdown: PM, EUbusinesscom
Ireland's shock referendum rejection of the EU's reform treaty could worsen the country's economic problems, Prime Minister Brian Cowen said on Monday.

12.09.2008 Finland ratifies EU's Lisbon Treaty, EUbusiness.com
Finnish President Tarja Halonen on Friday ratified the European Union's Lisbon Treaty, giving the final approval for the deal adopted by Finland's parliament by a large majority in June.


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