This calendar sets out all the main stages and significant events in Europe’s institutional reform. It includes links to the full texts of the Treaties and declarations and to the sites of the institutions concerned with the future of Europe.
2004-2006: Ratification procedure of the Constitution by Member States
16 and 17 June 2005:
Brussels European Council: Declaration of the Chiefs of State or Governments on the Ratification of the Constitution
15-16 June 2006: Brussels European Council: Statement from Heads of State and Government on relaunching the ratification procedure
25 March 2007: Berlin Declaration: [77.2 KB] Declaration on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the signature of the Treaties of Rome
21-22 June 2007: Brussels European Council: [297 KB] On 23rd June EU leaders agreed on a mandate for an Intergovernmental Conference which will draw up a new Treaty on institutional reform by the end of 2007. If ratified, this treaty could enter into force in June 2009, ahead of the next European Parliament elections.
Second semester of 2008: Decisions on how reform should be pursued