Valéry Giscard d’Estaing: The EU Treaty is the same as the Constitution

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing

The difference between the original Constitution and the present Lisbon Treaty is one of approach, rather than content. The draft constitution resulted from a political desire to simplify European institutions, rendered inefficient by recent expansions. It was about creating more democracy and transparency within the European Union. It was about opening the way for a “Constitution for the people of Europe”.

In The Independent, 30 October 2007

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Read the original analysis in French:
Analyse comparée du Traité de Lisbonne par VGE

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