|Draft treaty establishing a constitution for Europe (not ratified).|
Rome, October 2004
Various Members of the House of Lords as of 2013
The Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe was adopted by the European Council on 18 June 2004, and signed in Rome later that year in the presence of the EP President, Josep Borrell Fontelles. Approved by the EP (Méndez de Vigo-Leinen report), the Treaty was then rejected by France (29 May 2005) and the Netherlands (1 June 2005) in their national referenda.Following the rejection of the Constitutional Treaty Member States began work on the Lisbon Treaty.