Understanding the European Constitution

Werner Weidenfeld, Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Almut Möller, Sibylle Reiter

Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung, ISBN 978-3-89204-932-6

Guetersloh 05/2007


Political decision-makers and EU experts agree that the existing EU Treaties are no longer transparent and efficient enough to govern a Union of 27 and eventually even more member states. The European Union requires a reform of its Treaties.

This guide is designed to help ordinary citizens understand the Constitution. The origins, drafting and structure of the Constitution are explained along with the most important EU institutions and their functions. What changes will the Constitutional Treaty make? And how will it affect EU decisions in the future? This book answers these questions.


Latest publications

The age of permacrisis
Ricardo Borges de Castro, Janis A. Emmanouilidis and Fabian Zuleeg, Op-ed Euractiv, Brussels 04/2021

Europe in the age of permacrisis
Ricardo Borges de Castro, Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Fabian Zuleeg, EPC Commentary, Brussels 03/2021

Conference on the Future of Europe – Mind the Gaps!
Janis A. Emmanouilidis and Corina Stratulat, EPC Commentary, Brussels 03/2021

Deutschland in der EU
Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Michael Bauer, in Werner Weidenfeld, Wolfgang Wessels and Funda Tekin (eds.), Europa von A-Z: Taschenbuch der europäischen Integration, SpringerVS 01/2021

High hope, low expectations – Brussels' perspective on the future of Europe after COVID-19
Stefan Denig | Janis A. Emmanouilidis | Johannes Greubel | Corina Stratulat | Holger Thiel, Report by EPC, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, ifok, Brussels 10/2020

COVID19: Lessons form the 'euro crisis'
Janis A. Emmanouilidis and Fabian Zuleeg, EPC Discussion Paper, Brussels 04/2020

Europe under siege
Fabian Zuleeg and Janis A. Emmanouilidis, EPC Commentary, Brussels 03/2020

Deutschland in der EU
Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Michael Bauer, in Werner Weidenfeld, Wolfgang Wessels and Funda Tekin (eds.), Europa von A-Z: Taschenbuch der europäischen Integration, Springer VS, Wiesbaden 02/2020

Second Draft Blueprint for Conference on the Future of Europe
Janis A. Emmanouilidis and Corina Stratulat, Blueprint, Brussels 01/2020

It’s time to discuss Europe’s future – A first Draft Blueprint for the Conference on the Future of Europe
Janis A. Emmanouilidis and Corina Stratulat, EPC Commentary, Brussels 11/2019


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