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Open Europe is an independent think tank set up by some of the UKs leading business people to contribute bold new thinking to the debate about the direction of the EU.

Open Europe's website is at http://www.openeurope.org.uk/.

A guide to the constitutional treaty - updated

Open Europe has released an updated second edition of its 'A guide to the constitutional treaty', an in-depth analysis of the implications of the revised EU Constitution. The study can be downloaded here.

Open Europe has also published a consolidated text of the finalised version of the Treaty, featuring a side by side comparison with the rejected European Constitution. The text shows clearly that the Lisbon Treaty is almost identical to the rejected Constitution.

Download the text here.

More EU Constitution analysis:

Open Europe's Parliamentary briefing on the Lisbon Treaty #1 - Justice and Home Affairs can be downloaded here.

Open Europe's Parliamentary briefing on the Lisbon Treaty #2 - Energy can be downloaded here.

Open Europe's Parliamentary briefing on the Lisbon Treaty #3 - Charter of Fundamental Rights can be downloaded here.

Open Europe's Parliamentary briefing on the Lisbon Treaty #4 - Single Market can be downloaded here.

Open Europe's Parliamentary briefing on the Lisbon Treaty #5 - Foreign policy and defence can be downloaded here.

Open Europe's briefing "How the 'red lines' are crumbling" can be downloaded here.

Other new Open Europe research:

A new briefing note from Open Europe looks at the implications of the Commission's decision on renewable and biofuel targets. Click here for the briefing note and here for the press release.

New research from Open Europe and Europe Economics finds that targets for biofuels and renewables are a flawed and costly way to fight climate change. Read Open Europe's report here, and Europe Economics' study here.