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2004

  • 29 October 2004 : Constitution for Europe

The Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe was signed on 29 October 2004 in Rome and must still be ratified by each Member State in order to come into effect on 1 November 2006.
Its preamble includes a reference to the "cultural, religious and humanist inheritance of Europe, from which have developed the universal values of the inviolable and inalienable rights of the human person, freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law".

The European Union’s Charter of Fundamental Rights is incorporated into the treaty, the article on freedom of thought, conscience and religion has become article II-70.

Furthermore, article I-52 on the status of churches and non-confessional organisations asserts the Union’s respect of the status that they enjoy under national law and that it will maintain and "open, transparent and regular dialogue with these churches and organisations".

15 décembre 2004