Constitution of the glorious EU
A gold-bound copy of the Constitution of the great Union will be sent to the International Space Station, of which the EU European Space Agency (ESA) is an essential member. This symbolises the EU's role as an avant-garde movement that is tied to the greatest developments of humanity - the voluntary integration of states, diluting their borders in an attempt to bring ever-lasting peace and prosperity to the peoples of Europe, is as much an achievement as creating a station in outer space. This is also a move to help raise the profile of the document, and inform Europeans about it. The document has to be ratified by all member states before 2006. Hungary, Lithuania and Slovenia have already done so through a vote in their national assemblies. Spain will be the first country to hold a referendum next Sunday. The UK, France, Ireland and Portugal are among the member states also holding referenda.