Dr iur (Frankfurt), LLM (Harvard); Professor of Law, University of Bielefeld: Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. This text is based on a Lecture at the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung, Munich 1994 (privately published ibid. 1995). A German language version appeared in (1995) 50 JuristenZeitung 58. Translated by lain L. Fraser.
Does Europe Need a Constitution?
Article first published online: 9 SEP 2010
1995 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
European Law Journal
Volume 1, Issue 3, pages 282–302, November 1995
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Grimm, D. (1995), Does Europe Need a Constitution?. European Law Journal, 1: 282–302. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0386.1995.tb00033.x
- Issue published online: 9 SEP 2010
- Article first published online: 9 SEP 2010
Abstract: In what has become known as the ‘Maastricht II’ debate the call for a European constitution plays a great part. Often it is even expected to provide the solution to Europe's democracy problem. This paper looks at the calls for a constitution and asks how far they are already met by the Treaties and what consequences fully meeting them would have for the Union and the Member States.