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Mind the Gap: the European and National Constitutional Debates the Truly Missing Link

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This chapter examines EU law and some of its main assumptions. One of the issues that truly need to be discussed then, has to do with the development of the EU in a clearly federal direction and which legal and constitutional consequences this should entail. When discussing that issue, it is also logical to reflect upon the general development of constitutional law as a topic that both European integration and globalisation in general have brought and will in the future bring about even more. Draft Constitutional Treaty (DCT) is divided into four parts: While the first part deals with the definition and objectives of the Union, second part contains the Charter of Fundamental Rights, and third part deals with the policies and functioning of the union. Final part contains General and Final provisions, which are important not least from a formal point of view.

Keywords: Draft Constitutional Treaty (DCT); EU law; fundamental rights; national constitutional debates



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