A Constitution for Europe? Some hard choices

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Series Details Vol.40, No.4, November 2002, p563-580
Publication Date November 2002
ISSN 0021-9886
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The Convention on the Future of Europe is likely to produce a constitutional prototype for Europe. In this article I focus on five hard constitutional choices which Europe will face: the constitutional significance of enlargement; the 'pure' constitutional issue, namely the significance of form; the issue of Europe's social solidarity as a defining identity marker and the question of whether it should, therefore, be constitutionalised thereby taking it out of day-to-day politics; the issue of policing rather than defining the demarcation of competences between the Union and Member States; and, finally, the tricky issue of a human rights policy for Europe.

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