Updated: 21 July 2003: The Convention as submitted to the EU Presidency, dated: 18 July 2003


Updated: 21 July 2003: The Convention as submitted to the EU Presidency, dated: 18 July
2003: CONV850 (pdf)

The Convention on the Future of Europe has now published full documentation on the
proposed Constitution.

Final changes were been made to the draft Convention on 8 July 2003 (the texts are
below). The only JHA amendment is a new art 163(5), providing that the EU's immigration
powers shall not affect a Member States' powers to set quotas for economic migration.The
provisions on "reinforced cooperation" (where some, but not all, governments cooperate on
an initiative) have been changed in a way to make this form of cooperation easier, for
example, on defence.

1. Draft Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe (27.06.2003): Full-text (CONV
820/1/03, pdf)
2. Draft Constitution, Volume II (08.07.2003): Full-text (CONV 847/03, pdf)

3. Draft Volume I: overall provisions: Full-text (CONV 724/03)

4. Consolidated Parts I and II: Full-text (CONV 797/03)

5. Draft Volume II, Parts Two, Three and Four: Full-text (CONV 725/03)

6. Full list of legal basis for suggested procedural changes: Full-text (CONV 727/03)

7. Changes to previous versions and explanatory notes: Full-text (CONV 726/03) and
Full-text (CONV 728/03)

8. Revisions to Part III: Full-text CONV 805/03

"Area of security, freedom and justice"

5. Section from Vol II on justice and home affairs: Full-text (from CONV 725/03)

6. Critique of previous draft: Joint suggested amendments to draft constitutional articles on
justice and home affairs by the Standing Committee of experts on international
immigration, refugee and criminal law (Utrecht, Netherlands) and Statewatch (London,
UK): Standing Committee and Statewatch

7. Analysis by Tony Bunyan, Statewatch editor, of proposals being discussed by the
Convention on the Future of Europe will lead to the creation of an EU Interior Ministry - the
maintenance of law and order, internal security and external borders: Analysis (pdf, now
with live links)

 

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