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PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE TEXT OF THE ARTICLES OF THE TREATY ESTABLISHING A CONSTITUTION FOR EUROPE [Proposed amendments]

Preamble


Part I of the Constitution


TITLE I: Definition and objectives of the Union
 Article 1: Establishment of the Union
 Article 2: The Union's values
 Article 3: The Union's objectives
 Article 4: Fundamental freedoms and non-discrimination
 Article 5 : Relations between the Union and the Member States
 Article 6: Legal personality

TITLE II: Fundamental rights and citizenship of the Union
 Article 7: Fundamental rights
 Article 8: Citizenship of the Union

TITLE III: Union competences and actions
 Article 9: Fundamental principles
 Article 10 : Union Law
 Article 11: Categories of competence
 Article 12: Exclusive competences
 Article 13: Areas of shared competence
 Article 14: The coordination of economic and employment policies
 Article 15: The common foreign and security policy
 Article 16: Areas of supporting, coordinating or complementary action
 Article 17: Flexibility clause

TITLE IV: The Union's Institutions
 Article 18 : The Union's Institutions
 Article 19 : The European Parliament
 Article 20 : The European Council
 Article 21 : The European Council Chair
 Article 22: The Council of Ministers
 Article 23 : Council formations
 Article 24 : Qualified majority
 Article 25 : The European Commission
 Article 26 : The President of the European Commission
 Article 27 : The Foreign Minister
 Article 28 : The Court of Justice of the European Union
 Article 29 : The European Central Bank
 Article 30: The Court of Auditors
 Article 31 : The Union's Advisory Bodies

TITLE V: Exercise of union competence

Chapter I: Common provisions
 Article 32: The legal acts of the Union
 Article 33: Legislative acts
 Article 34: Non-legislative acts
 Article 35: Delegated regulations
 Article 36: Implementing acts
 Article 37: Principles common to the Union's legal acts
 Article 38 : Publication and entry into force

Chapter II: Specific provisions
 Article 39 : Specific provisions for implementing common foreign and security policy
 Article 40 : Specific provisions for implementing common defence policy
 Article 41: Specific provisions for implementing the area of freedom, security and justice
 Article 42 : Solidarity clause

Chapter III: Enhanced Cooperation
 Article 43 : Enhanced cooperation

TITLE VI: The democratic life of the Union
 Article 44: The principle of democratic equality
 Article 45: The principle of representative democracy
 Article 46: The principle of participatory democracy
 Article 47 : The social partners and autonomous social dialogue
 Article 48: The European Ombudsman
 Article 49: Transparency of the proceedings of the Union's Institutions
 Article 50: Protection of personal data
 Article 51: Status of churches and non-confessional organisations
 Article X

TITLE VII : Union finances
 Article 52: The budgetary and financial principles
 Article 53: The Union's resources
 Article 54 : The multiannual financial framework
 Article 55: The Union's budget

TITLE VIII: The Union and its immediate environment
 Article 56: The Union and its immediate environment

TITLE IX: Union membership
 Article 57: Conditions and procedure for applying for Union membership
 Article 58: Suspension of Union membership rights
 Article 59: Voluntary withdrawal from the Union

The application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality

The role of national parliaments in the European Union

Method of coordination

PART II : CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE UNION


Preamble

TITLE I - DIGNITY

TITLE II - FREEDOMS

TITLE III - EQUALITY

TITLE IV - SOLIDARITY

TITLE V - CITIZENS' RIGHTS

TITLE VI - JUSTICE

TITLE VII - GENERAL PROVISIONS GOVERNING THE INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF THE CHARTER

PART III : THE POLICIES AND FUNCTIONING OF THE UNION


TITLE I - CLAUSES OF GENERAL APPLICATION

TITLE II - NON-DISCRIMINATION AND CITIZENSHIP

TITLE III - POLICIES AND INTERNAL ACTION

CHAPTER I - INTERNAL MARKET
 
Section 1 - Establishment of the internal market
 
Section 2 - Free movement of persons and services
 
 Subsection 1 - Workers
 
 Subsection 2 - Freedom of establishment
 
 Subsection 3 - Freedom to provide services
 
Section 3 - Free movement of goods
 
 Subsection 1 - Customs union
 
 Subsection 2 - Customs cooperation
 
 Subsection 3 - Prohibition of quantitative restrictions
 
Section 4 - Capital and payments
 
Section 5 - Rules on competition
 
 Subsection 1 - Rules applying to undertakings
 
 Subsection 2 - Aids granted by Member States
 
Section 6 - Fiscal provisions
 
Section 7 - Approximation of legislation

CHAPTER II - ECONOMIC AND MONETARY POLICY
 
Section 1 - Economic policy
 
Section 2 - Monetary policy
 
Section 3 - Institutional provisions
 
Section 4 - Transitional provisions

CHAPTER III - POLICIES IN OTHER SPECIFIC AREAS
 
Section 1 - Employment
 
Section 2 - Social policy
 
 Subsection 1 - The European Social Fund
 
Section 3 - Economic, social and territorial cohesion
 
Section 4 - Agriculture and fisheries
 
Section 5 - Environment
 
Section 6 - Consumer protection
 
Section 7 - Transport
 
Section 8 - Trans-European networks
 
Section 9 - Research and technological development and space
 
Section 10 - Energy

CHAPTER IV - AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY AND JUSTICE
 
Section 1 - General provisions
 
Section 2 - Policies on border checks, asylum and immigration
 
Section 3 - Judicial cooperation in civil matters
 
Section 4 - Judicial cooperation in criminal matters
 
Section 5 - Police cooperation

CHAPTER V - AREAS WHERE THE UNION MAY TAKE COORDINATING, COMPLEMENTARY OR SUPPORTING ACTION
 
Section 1 - Public health
 
Section 2 - Industry
 
Section 3 - Culture
 
Section 4 - Education, vocational training, youth and sport
 
Section 5 - Civil protection
 
Section 6 - Administrative cooperation

TITLE IV - ASSOCIATION OF OVERSEAS COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES

TITLE V - EXTERNAL ACTION OF THE UNION

CHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

CHAPTER II - COMMON FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY
 
Section l - Common foreign policy
 
Section 2 - Common security and defence policy
 
Section 3 - Financial provisions

CHAPTER III - COMMON COMMERCIAL POLICY

CHAPTER IV - COOPERATION WITH THIRD COUNTRIES AND HUMANITARIAN AID
 
Section 1 - Development cooperation
 
Section 2 - Economic, financial and technical cooperation with third countries
 
Section 3 - Humanitarian aid

CHAPTER V - RESTRICTIVE MEASURES

CHAPTER VI - INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

CHAPTER VII - RELATIONS WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND THIRD COUNTRIES AND UNION DELEGATIONS

CHAPTER VIII - IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SOLIDARITY CLAUSE

TITLE VI - THE FUNCTIONING OF THE UNION

CHAPTER I - INSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS
 
Section 1 - The Institutions
 
 Subsection 1 - The European Parliament
 
 Subsection 2 - The European Council
 
 Subsection 3 - The Council
 
 Subsection 4 - The Commission
 
 Subsection 5 - The Court of Justice
 
 Subsection 6 - The Court of Auditors
 
Section 2 - The Union's advisory bodies
 
 Subsection 1 - The Committee of the Regions
 
 Subsection 2 - The Economic and Social Committee
 
Section 3 - The European Investment Bank
 
Section 4 - Provisions common to Union institutions and bodies

CHAPTER II - FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
 
Section 1 - The multiannual financial framework
 
Section 2 - The Union's annual budget
 
Section 3 - Implementation of the budget and discharge
 
Section 4 - Common provisions
 
Section 5 - Combating fraud

CHAPTER III - ENHANCED COOPERATION

TITLE VII : COMMON PROVISIONS

PROTOCOL AMENDING THE EURATOM TREATY

PROTOCOL ON THE EURO GROUP

PART IV : GENERAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS

Last update : 28/07/2003 (16:59)