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Plenary session Main subjects Summaries Preparatory documents
9-10 July 2003 - Closing session Summary Outline of a speech by Chairman Giscard d'Estaing at the close of the Convention's session on 10 July 2003 (in French)
4 July 2003 - Oral report by the President on the European Council meeting of 20 June

- Debate on reactions to doc. CONV 802/03 (CONV 821/03) and revised version in
Summary Draft Constitution, Volume II - Draft revised text of Parts Two, Three and Four

Reactions to draft text CONV 802/03 - Analysis

Draft Constitution, Volume II
11-13 June 2003 - Presentation of the revised text of the whole Part I, preceded by the preamble, and accompanied by the Protocol on the role of national parliaments and the Protocol on the application of the subsidiarity and proportionality principles. Summary Revised text of Part One
5-6 June 2003 - Debate on :
- Part I (Titles I to III and V to IX)
- Protocols on the role of national parliaments and on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality
- Part IV (General and final provisions)
Summary Draft Constitution, Volume I - Revised text of Part One

Draft text of Part IV, with comments
30-31 May 2003 - Debate on draft texts on enhanced cooperation

- Debate on draft texts on : 1- Economic governance and 2- Own resources and budgetary procedure

- Debate on draft Part II and Part III of the Constitution
Summary Enhanced cooperation - Article 32b, Title V, Part One, and Articles I to P, Part Two of the Convention

Draft Constitution, Volume I, Revised text of Part One

Draft Constitution, Volume II - Draft text of Parts Two, Three and Four

Draft sections of Part Three with comments

Draft text of Part II with comments
15-16 May 2003 - Working method of the Convention during its last phase and consensus building process

- Debate on draft articles on Institutions (Part I - Title IV)

- Debate on draft articles on External Action and Defence
Summary Motion according to Article 2 of the Convention's working methods concerning further meetings of the Convention

Letter from the Chairman to members of the Convention concerning the Convention's working method during its final stages

Institutions - draft articles for Title IV of Part I of the Constitution

Summary sheet of proposals for amendments relating to:- The Union's Institutions, draft Articles for Part One, Title IV of the Constitution (Articles 14, 15, 16, 16a, 17, 17a, 17b, 18, 18a, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 41) - The democratic life of the Union (Part One, Title VI, Article X)

Draft Articles on external action in the Constitutional Treaty

Summary sheet of proposals for amendments concerning external action, including defence policy:Draft Articles for Part One, Title V (Articles 29, 30 and X), Part Two, Title B (Articles 1 to 36) and Chapter X (Article X) of the Constitution
24-25 April 2003 - Presentation of new draft Articles

- Debate on draft Articles on:
a) Title VI : The democratic life of the Union
b) Title IX : The Union and its immediate environment of Part I of the Constitutional Treaty

- Debate on draft Articles on:
a) Title X : Union membership of Part I of the Constitutional Treaty
b) Part Three : General and final provisions
Summary The democratic life of the Union

Summary sheet of the proposals for amendments relating to the democratic life of the Union:- Draft articles for Part One of the Constitution, Title VI (Articles 33 to 37)

Title IX:The Union and its immediate environment

Reactions to draft Article 42 (The Union and its immediate environment) - Analysis

Title X:Union membership

Summary sheet of proposals for amendments concerning Union membership:Draft Articles relating to Title X of Part One (Articles 43 to 46)
3-4 April 2003 - Debate on draft articles on the Area of freedom, security and justice

- Presentation of draft Articles on: Title VI : The democratic life of the Union; Title IX : The Union and its immediate environement; Title X : Union membership of Part I of the Constitutional Treaty; Part Three : General and final provisions

- Debate on draft articles on Finances
Summary Area of freedom, security and justice - draft Article 31, Part One - draft articles from Part Two

Summary of proposed amendments regarding the area of freedom, security and justice:Draft Article 31 (Part One) and draft Articles from Part Two

Union finances:draft Articles 38 to 40

Reactions to draft Articles 38 to 40 of the Constitutional Treaty (Union finances) - Analysis
17-18 March 2003 - Presentation of draft Articles on: Union's finances; freedom, security and justice

- Debate on draft Articles 24 et seq

- Debate on: draft protocol on subsidiarity and proportionality, draft protocol on role of national parliaments
Summary Union finances: draft Articles 38 to 40

Area of freedom, security and justice - draft Article 31, Part One - draft articles from Part Two

Reactions to draft Articles 24 to 33 of the Constitutional Treaty - Analysis

Reactions to the draft Protocol on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality Analysis

Reactions to the draft protocol on the role of National Parliaments in the European Union - Analysis
5 March 2003 - Debate on draft articles 8 to 16 Summary Reactions to draft Articles 1 to 16 of the Constitutional Treaty, Analysis

Draft of Articles 1 to 16 of the Constitutional Treaty
27-28 February 2003 - Presentation of draft articles 24 et seq on instruments

- Debate on draft articles 1 to 16
Summary Draft of Articles 24 to 33 of the Constitutional Treaty

Draft Protocols on:
- the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality
- the role of national parliaments in the European Union


Reactions to draft Articles 1 to 16 of the Constitutional Treaty, Analysis

Draft of Articles 1 to 16 of the Constitutional Treaty
6-7 February 2003 - Presentation by the Praesidium of an initial draft set of articles of Part I of the Constitutional Treaty

- Presentation by Mr Katiforis of the report by Working Group XI on Social Europe

- The regional and local dimension
Summary Draft of Articles 1 to 16 of the Constitutional Treaty

Final report of Working Group XI on Social Europe

Corrigendum : Final report of Working Group XI on Social Europe

The regional and local dimension in Europe
20-21 January 2003 - The functioning of the Institutions Summary The functioning of the Institutions
20 December 2002 - External action : debate on the report by Working Group VII chaired by Mr Dehaene

- Defence : debate on the report by Working Group VIII chaired by Mr Barnier
Summary Final report of Working Group VII on External Action

Final report of Working Group VIII - Defence
5-6 December 2002 - Simplification of instruments and procedures: debate on the report by Group IX chaired by Mr Amato

- Formation of Working Group XI on Social Europe

- Security and Justice: debate on the report by Group X chaired by Mr Bruton
Summary Final report of Working Group IX on Simplification

Working Group on Social Europe, Draft mandate

Final report of Working Group X
7-8 November 2002 - Coordination of economic policies
(a) debate on the report by Working Group VI chaired by Mr Hänsch
(b) debate on a Social Europe

- Complementary competence : debate on the report by Working Group V chaired by Mr Christopherson
Summary Final report of Working Group VI on Economic Governance

Motions to the Praesidium according to Article 2 and Article 15 of the Working Methods

Questionnaire for the debate on social issues

Final report of Working Group V
28 October 2002 - Preliminary draft Constitutional Treaty

- The role of national parliaments : debate on the report by Working Group IV on National Parliaments, chaired by Ms Stuart

- Charter of Fundamental Rights : debate on the Working Group II report chaired by Mr Vitorino
Summary Preliminary draft Constitutional Treaty

Final report of Working Group IV on the role of national parliaments

Final report of Working Group II
3-4 October 2002 - Legal personality of the Union : debate on the report of Working Group III

- Subsidiarity : debate on the report of Working Group I
Summary Final report of Working Group III on Legal Personality

Conclusions of Working Group I on the Principle of Subsidiarity
12-13 September 2002 - Simplification of instruments and procedures Summary The legal instruments:present system

Legislative procedures (including the budgetary procedure):current situation
11-12 July 2002 - EU external action

- Report by the Youth Convention
Summary

Final text adopted by the European Youth Convention
Discussion paper on EU External Action
24-25 June 2002 - Hearing the views of civil society Summary Digest of contributions to the Forum
6-7 June 2002 - Area of freedom, security and justice: the role of the Union and of Member States

- The role of national parliaments in the European architecture
Summary Justice and Home Affairs - Progress report and general problems

The role of national parliaments in the European architecture
23-24 May 2002 - The European Union carrying out its missions: efficiency and legitimacy Summary Delimitation of competence between the European Union and the Member States - existing system, problems and avenues to be explored

The legal instruments: present system
15-16 April 2002 - The missions of the European Union Summary Description of the current system for the delimitation of competence between the European Union and the Member States
21-22 March 2002 - «What do you expect from the European Union?» Summary
28 February 2002 - Inaugural meeting Summary Inaugural speeches


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