The difference between the original Constitution and the present Lisbon Treaty is one of approach, rather than content. The draft constitution resulted from a political desire to simplify European institutions, rendered inefficient by recent expansions. It was about creating more democracy and transparency within the European Union. It was about opening the way for a “Constitution for the people of Europe”.
In The Independent, 30 October 2007
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Analyse comparée du Traité de Lisbonne par VGE