ENG: The Treaty of Lisbon (also known as the Reform Treaty) is an international agreement signed in Lisbon on 13 December 2007 that would change the workings of the European Union (EU). The treaty is not yet ratified by all EU member states. The treaty would amend the Treaty on European Union (TEU, Maastricht) and the Treaty establishing the European Community (TEC, Rome). In the process, TEC is renamed to Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).
Prominent changes include more qualified majority voting in the EU Council, increased involvement of the European Parliament in the legislative process through extended codecision with the EU Council, eliminating the pillar system, preventing the provision in the Treaty of Nice reducing the number of commissioners, and the ...
The only hope for FREEDOM and prosperity in Europe - as an alternative to so called sovereign nations with totalitarian rule and criminal clans at the helm of the state. Those hidden Hitlers and Stalins are at work even in the EU parliament now and they are coordinated by those dreaming of their own Chile in the Middle of Europe, using Bolshevik disinformation techniques they and their family clans know all too well. And they have succeeded in spreading this infection into other EU member states with totalitarian or terrorist past.Read a bit about their practices stifling dissent and ...
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The European Union’s Lisbon treaty was initially greeted with enthusiasm, pride, and even hubris. It promised a more realistic and reasonable way forward than the ill-fated constitutional treaty that it replaced, and many of its supporters also hoped that a central feature of its predecessor – the notion of “constitutional patriotism” – was still alive. But the Lisbon treaty has instead brought chaos to the Union. What went wrong?Constitutional patriotism, a concept developed by two German philosophers, Dolf Sternberger and Karl Jaspers, was intended to replace ...
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DANIEL McLAUGHLINCZECH EUROSCEPTICS allied to President Vaclav Klaus plan to launch another challenge to the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty in their country’s constitutional court.The upper house of the Czech parliament, the senate, approved the treaty last week, but Mr Klaus refused to sign it into law, saying that it was for the moment “dead because it was rejected in a referendum in one member state”.Mr Klaus and his allies in the centre-right Civic Democrat party (ODS) now appear intent on delaying Czech ratification of the treaty until after Ireland votes on it ...
After Lisbon, still a bumpy road for transparency in the EU institutions
Two weeks after the entry into force of the new Lisbon Treaty the main objective of which is to increase the democratic accountability of all the EU institutitions the European Parliament has invited the Council and the Commission to work together on the reform of the EU legislation in this sensitive matter building on the
The political and economic crisis in Europe has meant a step back for the EU’s major institutions. Solutions in 2012 must not come at the expense of democracy.
Sara Hagemann argues that the EU’s leaders should ensure a key role for the European Commission in the governance of the Eurozone, as well as broader parliamentary involvement in Europe’s economic development. This article was originally posted on the British Politics and … Continue reading →
Without a rise in German wages, 2012 may see the beginning of the breakup of the Eurozone
Recent political developments mean that Greece is no longer on the brink of economic collapse. But the European Commission, the ECB and the IMF will be keeping a close watch for some time to come.
By leaving policies up to member states, the EU is failing in its commitments to protect minorities
The Treaty of Lisbon firmly states that respect for minorities is a value of the EU. As Tawhida Ahmed writes, however, this declaration has not been acted upon by the EU institutions; in particular, the creation of an explicit EU … Continue reading →
Claims that 80 per cent of laws adopted in the EU Member States originate in Brussels actually tell us very little about the impact of EU policy-making.
A veto of the European Parliament against ACTA would be a way for MEPs to reassert themselves against member states.
The EU must re-create trust between member states if the benefits of integration are not to ebb away – and persuade its citizens that credible state institutions can be rebuilt in Greece
A European federal economic government is needed to run the fiscal union in the interests of states and taxpayers.
The UK coalition government’s recent policy towards Europe has had the effect of driving the country away from the EU – and potentially out of it altogether, writes Andrew Duff MEP. He argues that while the UK is pushing itself … Continue reading →
Book Review: The European Union and the Baltic States: Changing forms of governance
Politicians in Cyprus need to move on from the ‘blame game’ for the country’s economic woes if they are to make badly needed economic reforms.
We need to abolish the Euro and the European Union. Only a revitalization of the European Economic Community (EEC) will save the European project.