Final draft of the new EU Treaty 18 July 2003

Posted on Saturday, 23 August 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 

Member States.

Full Document can be accessed below