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The Process of Ratification of the Constitutional Treaty and the Crisis Options: A Legal Perspective

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  • Bruno de Witte

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Now that the Constitution for Europe is signed, it must be ratified by each of the 25 member states according to their own constitutional requirements. If one of those states is unable to ratify (because of the negative outcome of a popular referendum of for some other reason), the future of the Constitution becomes very uncertain. The paper explores the various scenarios for dealing with such a ratification crisis from a legal perspective

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  • Bruno de Witte, 2004. "The Process of Ratification of the Constitutional Treaty and the Crisis Options: A Legal Perspective," EUI-LAW Working Papers 16, European University Institute (EUI), Department of Law.
  • Handle: RePEc:erp:euilaw:p0016
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    treaty reform; constitutional change; law; differentiated integration;

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