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The article deals with ratification process of the Treaty, Establishing a Constitution for Europe, in Lithuania, its nature and impact on national constitutional system. Although the prospects of ratification of the EU Constitutional Treaty in some of Member States remain far from being clear the relevance of analysis is based on the fact that in its nature and in many respects, in its contents, the EU Constitutional Treaty reflects current status quo of the EU. Having in mind specific EU features and its constitutional claims analysis is provided, to what extent those features and claims are reflected in the EU Constitutional Treaty. Assesssment is also taken, whether provisions of the EU Constitutional Treaty would change the character of relation between the EU and national law systems and how would they influence possible rise of constitutional conflicts between these legal systems. Finally, having in mind the above mentioned issues the question is considered, whether ratification of the EU Constitutional Treaty required amendments of the Constitution of Lithuania.