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The results of the intergovernmental conference: An assessment in the light of the convention’s draft

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Gathered in Brussels on 18 June 2004, the European heads of government concluded the negotiations on the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe. This paper will assess the results of the Intergovernmental Conference compared with the Convention’s draft. The first part sketches the process leading to the agreement on the Constitutional Treaty. Parts two, three and four compare the final agreement with the Convention’s draft with regard to the institutional framework, the policies and the budgetary provisions. The final part concludes and draws lessons for the future.
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