EU Draft Reform Treaty (Part 2): a Detailed Analysis of the New EC/EU Treaties

Following swiftly on from our previous post on the amendments provided by the Draft Reform Treaty to the provisions dealing with judicial cooperation in civil matters, we would like to point out a very detailed analysis of the entire text of the Treaties, prepared by Prof. Steve Peers (University of Essex) and published on the website. The analysis is divided in several parts, each consisting of an article by article comparison, with comments, of the text resulting from the Draft Reform Treaty, the current version of the TEC/TEU and the 2004 Constitutional Treaty. The new Title IV of the future Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, on the “Area of Freedom, Security and Justice”, is the subject of the Analysis no. 1 (Justice and Home Affairs issues).

Here’s a presentation by the author, including a list of the various parts of the analysis (the .pdf files can be downloaded from the home page of the project):

In order to further public understanding of and debate upon the draft Reform Treaty, the following Statewatch analyses make the text of the draft Treaty comprehensible, by setting out the entire texts of the existing TEU and TEC and showing precisely how those texts would be amended by the draft Treaty. There are explanatory notes on the impact of each substantive amendment to the Treaties, and each analysis includes general comments, giving an overview of the changes and pointing out exactly which provisions of the draft Reform Treaty were taken from the Constitutional Treaty, and which provisions are different from the Constitutional Treaty.

There are 3 analyses, divided into ten parts.

Analysis no. 1

Analysis no. 2 is the amended text of the TEU, and is divided into 2 parts:

Analysis no. 3 is the amended text of the TEC, and is divided into seven parts more or less following the structure of the Treaty:

(Thanks to Allard Knook, of the ECJBlog, for the tip off)

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  • gino November 10, 2008, 9:30 pm

    Dear sir/madam,

    The links to statewatch site do not work. I really need those analysis. Could you plzzzzz send them to me by email? I would really be gratefull.
    I look forward to your answer.

    Kind regards,


  • Martin George November 11, 2008, 9:15 am


    The links do work. Try a different computer if you’re having trouble on yours.