This Article discusses several developments concerning the position of the Commission in the institutional structures of the European Union ("EU") that have occurred since then. It does not touch on the many other matters that influenced the debate on the draft Constitutional Treaty, leading to its failure at referendum in France and the Netherlands; these matters include the scope of the draft Treaty, questions concerning its economic, social, and political benefits or disadvantages, the working of the Stability Pact in the Eurozone and the ongoing debate on freedom of services legislation, the purposes for which the EU was originally created and their modification, further enlargement of the EU, and so on. These subjects require separate treatment.
John Temple Lang and Eamonn Gallagher,
The Commission, the "Community Method," and the Smaller Member States,
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