fundamental structure - Deutsch
Others consider that what is proposed goes beyond a mere reform and implies modification of the fundamental structure of the state.
in writing. - (FI) One of the most fundamental structures underlying common European values is our duty to protect innocent souls, by which I mean children.
It is important to stress that I am speaking about constitutions, and not ordinary laws, and that thus I am referring to the fundamental structures of the States and the European Union as a whole.