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The Action Committee for European Democracy (ACED) has put forward its own optimised version of a new EU Constitutional Treaty. The ACED group, led by Italian Interior Minister Giuliano Amato and including two EU commissioners, MEPs and senior politicians presented the text at a press conference on 4 June in Brussels.

The authors argue that their proposed new Treaty is “concise, accessible and readable” and therefore allows for the Union to reconnect with its citizens. The text comprises 70 articles and is 50 pages shorter than the original Constitutional Treaty, which comprised more than 400 articles.

The ACED group hopes that its contribution will feed into the European Summit on 21-22 June, when heads of state and governments are set to decide on a timeline and sketch out the main elements for a new Treaty.