Final draft of the new EU Treaty 18 July 2003
2003, July 18th: Final draft of the new EU Treaty presented to the Italian Presidency of the EU by the Convention on the Future of Europe.
1. The Union's aim is to promote peace, its values and the well-being of its peoples.
2. The Union shall offer its citizens an area of freedom, security and justice without internal
frontiers, and a single market where competition is free and undistorted.
3. The Union shall work for the sustainable development of Europe based on balanced
economic growth, a social market economy, highly competitive and aiming at full
employment and social progress, and with a high level of protection and improvement of the
quality of the environment. It shall promote scientific and technological advance.
It shall combat social exclusion and discrimination, and shall promote social justice and
protection, equality between women and men, solidarity between generations and protection
of children's rights.
It shall promote economic, social and territorial cohesion, and solidarity among
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