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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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Temple Lang, J.; Gallagher, E. (2008), Essential Steps for the European Union after the “No” Votes in France, the Netherlands & Ireland, CEPS Policy Brief No. 166. (PDF)

Grant, C. (2008), Three scenarios for the Lisbon treaty, CER Bulletin, Issue 61, August/September 2008. (HTML)

Boudewijn, R.; Emmanouilidis, J. A. (2008), How to proceed after the Irish " No", Clingendael Institute, Clingendael Commentary; 5. (PDF)

Woolcock, S. (2008), The potential impact of the Lisbon Treaty on European Union External Trade Policy, Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, European Policy Analysis 8. (PDF)

Shaw, J. (2008), The Treaty of Lisbon and Citizenship, The Federal Trust, European Policy Brief, June 2008. (PDF)

Best, E. (2008), From Rome to Lisbon: Really the End of the Road?, EIPASCOPE, 1/2008. (PDF)

Best, E. (2008), The Lisbon Treaty: A Qualified Advance for EU Decision-Making and Governance, EIPASCOPE, 1/2008. (PDF)

Duke, S. (2008), The Lisbon Treaty and External Relations, EIPASCOPE, 1/2008. (PDF)

Donnelly B. (2008), Justice and Home Affairs in the Lisbon Treaty - A Constitutionalising Clarification, EIPASCOPE, 1/2008. (PDF)

Tekin, F.; Wessels, W. (2008), Flexibility within the Lisbon Treaty: Trademark or Empty Promise?, EIPASCOPE, 1/2008. (PDF)

Piedrafita, S. (2008), The Treaty of Lisbon: New Signals for Future Enlargements?, EIPASCOPE, 1/2008. (PDF)

Christiansen, T. (2008), The EU Treaty Reform Process since 2000: The Highs and Lows of Constitutionalising the European Union, EIPASCOPE, 1/2008. (PDF)





27.08.2008 Ireland shoots down idea of swift Lisbon revote, EUobserver.com

The Irish government has insisted that no second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty is in the works after Europe minister Dick Roche on the weekend told the local press that another vote on the text would be "appropriate".

25.08.2008 Irish Europe minister says second EU treaty vote necessary, EUbusiness.com

A second Irish vote may be necessary on the EU's key reform treaty, the country's Europe Minister Dick Roche said on Monday.

18.08.2008 Lisbon treaty would have helped in Georgia crisis, says France, EUobserver.com

French president Nicolas Sarkozy has used the ongoing crisis between Russia and Georgia to put the case for the EU's new treaty, currently facing ratification difficulties. His comments also revealed how he envisages the role of a permanent EU president.

08.08.2008 Danish referendum on EU opt-outs abandoned, EUbusiness.com

Denmark has abandoned plans for an imminent referendum on its four EU opt-outs because of uncertainty following the Irish rejection of the Lisbon treaty, the prime minister said in an interview Friday.

08.08.2008 EU keeps ticking without Lisbon treaty, report says, EUobserver.com

Europe continues to work without the Lisbon treaty and the demise of the document would not be a catastrophe for the bloc, an influential think tank has said. Meanwhile, Denmark has officially cancelled plans to have a September referendum on its opt-outs from certain EU policies following Ireland's Lisbon rejection.

31.07.2008 Italian MPs give thumbs-up to EU's Lisbon treaty, EUbusiness.com

Members of Italy's lower house of parliament unanimously approved Thursday ratification of the European Union's Lisbon reform treaty, a week after senators gave it their green light.


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