Kreidman, Adam. (2008) Correcting Past Mistakes: The Failure of the European Constitution and Its Resurrection as the Lisbon Treaty. Jean Monnet/Robert Schuman Paper Series Vol. 5, No. 12 May 2008. [Working Paper]
[From the Introduction]. The failure of the EU Constitution was seen as a major blow to European integration, but European leaders are determined to ensure that it is only a minor setback. With the causes of the Constitution’s rejection still fresh in memory, the EU has crafted the Lisbon Treaty, which is intended to fulfill most of the same objectives while avoiding those aspects which incited the greatest controversies. Both in terms of concept and in marketing, it appears that the EU has been successful in pinpointing the weaknesses of the Constitution, and the Lisbon Treaty should therefore achieve the success that the Constitution never had.
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