This Article is intended to provide an overview of this transitional moment in the history of the European Union. Initially, the Article will briefly review the background of the Treaty of Nice, and the institutional structure modifications for which it provides, which paves the way for enlargement. Next it will describe the final stages of the enlargement process. Finally, the Article will set out the principal institutional innovations and certain other key aspects of the draft Constitution, the most important issues concerning them, and the current impasse.
Roger J. Goebel,
The European Union in Transition: The Treaty of Nice in Effect; Enlargement in Sight; A Constitution in Doubt,
27 Fordham Int'l L.J. 455
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