The Eu Constitution

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”The Treaty of Lisbon is the same as the rejected constitution. Only the format has been changed to avoid referendums.” Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, former French President and President of the Constitutional Convention in several European newspapers, 27 October 2007

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From EU Constitution to Lisbon Treaty
The revised EU Constitution analysed by a Danish member of the two constitutional Conventions, Jens-Peter Bonde.

Jens-Peter Bonde is the author of 60 books on the EU. He has also published a reader-friendly edition of the Lisbon Treaty and the Constitution containing and index of more than 3000 alphabetically listed words. This book can be downloaded for free along with a practical guide and a commentary on the web pages: www.bonde.com and www.euabc.com

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From EU Constitution to Lisbon Treaty Jens-Peter Bonde © e-mail: jp@bonde.dk www.bonde.com www.euabc.com Publisher: Foundation for EU Democracy and the EU Democrats in cooperation with Group for Independence and Democracy in the European Parliament; See also The Lisbon Treaty - The Reader-Friendly edition (with 3000 word index) Other books on the EU Constitution by Jens-Peter Bonde: ”The proposed EU Constitution - The Reader-Friendly Edition” www.euabc.com - alphabetical entries containing most terms appearing in the Lisbon Treaty ISBN: 87-87692-71-6

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Introduction
How it happened ............................................................................................ 7 Signing an unreadable version ................................................................................................. 8 More words in a mini-treaty ..................................................................................................... 9 Bosch whitewashes the constitution ....................................................................................... 10 Sign first, read afterwards ...................................................................................................... 11 Regretting the French referendum .......................................................................................... 13 Merkel’s anniversary invitation .............................................................................................. 13 Members of the European Parliament .................................................................................... 14 Danish referendum called off ................................................................................................. 15 A small amendment to the bye-laws ....................................................................................... 16 Applause for Fogh ................................................................................................................... 17 Important changes .................................................................................................................. 18 A bottle of fine wine ................................................................................................................. 19 Born in sun and sin ................................................................................................................ 20

Chapter 1: From Constitution to the Lisbon Treaty ................................... 21 Intergovernmental Conference ................................................................................................ 21 Unreadable text ....................................................................................................................... 22 106 new powers ....................................................................................................................... 23 Not proper negotiations ........................................................................................................... 24 Political translations ............................................................................................................... 24 99 percent repetitions...
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