Authors, Numerous. (2006) The European Constitution and its Ratification Crisis. Constitutional Debates in the EU Member States. ZEI Discussion Papers C. 156, 2006. [Discussion Paper]
The following collection of papers examines the ratification process in each individual Member State, taking into consideration the most recent developments at the time of writing (January 2006). Furthermore, these papers discuss the position of party groups represented in the European Parliament on the Constitutional Treaty. The concise overview of the political and public debates on the Treaty, as well as the data collected on public opinion, shed light on the current state of the ratification process. The publication offers an analytical look into the constitutional moods of the 25 EU Member States and attempts to outline options for the future of the Constitutional Treaty. Table of Contents: Introduction; Constitutional Debates in Member States with a Referendum (individual chapters on Spain, France, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Ireland, Denmark, Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic, Great Britain); Constitutional Debates in “old“ Member States without Referendum (individual chapters on Austria, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Germany, Sweden, Finland); Constitutional debates in “new“ Member States without Referendum (individual chapters on Lithuania, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Latvia, Estonia, Malta, Cyprus); Constitutional Debates among the Factions in the European Parliament (individual chapters on Party Groups in the European Parliament, European People’s Party, Party of European Socialists, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, The Greens/European Free Alliance, The European United Left – Nordic Green Left, Independence/Democracy Group, Union for Europe of the Nations); Conclusion.
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