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Between cherry-picking and salvaging the Titanic: Spain and the rescuing of the essence of the EU Constitution. EUMA Special Paper Vol. 4, July 2007

Roy, Joaquin (2007) Between cherry-picking and salvaging the Titanic: Spain and the rescuing of the essence of the EU Constitution. EUMA Special Paper Vol. 4, July 2007. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    [Introduction]. Within the context of the prevailing situation that came about as a result of the rejection of the EU constitutional treaty in 2005 and the subsequent inefficient reflection period, Spain has been faced with several options and scenarios. Each presents risks and opportunities in terms of contributing to the rescue of the original text, its possible transformation, or its termination. In any event, it appeared that the Spanish leadership wanted to make the point that if “Europe is the problem, Spain is the solution”, rewriting Ortega’s historical assessment (Ortega, Obras). This paper first analyzes the options, scenarios and possible outcomes, with a special emphasis on the activities led by the new Spanish government elected in 2004. It then concludes with a commentary on the contribution to the agreement made at the end of the German presidency of the EU in June of 2007, opening the way for a new Intergovernmental Conference and “Reform Treaty”.

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    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > Constitution for Europe
    Countries > Spain
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > University of Miami, Florida-EU Center of Excellence > EUMA Papers Series
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2008
    Page Range: p. 21
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:52
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8189

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