Argument: The Lisbon Treaty is not a veiled EU Constitution
"Q&A: The Lisbon Treaty". BBC. 1 July 2008 - If it contains the same substance, why is the Lisbon Treaty not a constitution?
- The constitution attempted to replace all earlier EU treaties and start afresh, whereas the new treaty amends the Treaty on the European Union (Maastricht) and the Treaty Establishing the European Community (Rome).
- It also drops all reference to the symbols of the EU - the flag, the anthem and the motto - though these will continue to exist."