This publication offers a finished account of the drafting of the european constitution within the first conference and indicates the real contribution of this technique to the constitutional improvement of the eu Union. via drawing on a physique of empirical info from the conference in 1999-2000 it indicates how the debates a couple of catalogue of primary rights for the ecu sooner than expansion prompted a much broader dialogue in regards to the foundation and fundamentals of eu integration. therefore it will possibly shed new gentle at the EU's ongoing look for legitimacy.
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