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Spinelli's Footsteps

La via da percorrere non è facile né sicura, ma deve essere percorsa e lo sarà. – Il manifesto di Ventotene *


In February 1984, the European Parliament adopted the Treaty Establishing the European Union by 237 votes to 31 with 43 abstentions. The Treaty had been drafted by Altiero Spinelli (1907-1986).


It is instructive to compare this relatively short and readable draft from 1984 with the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe from 2004, and with the Treaty of Lisbon from 2007.


This site offers the text of the "Spinelli Project" only in French and in English. Other language-versions should be added. Contact: Mikael Böök . Email: book-at-kaapeli-fi.


* The road to pursue is neither easy nor certain, but it must be followed and it will be! – The Manifesto of Ventotene.