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The Lisbon Treaty
Jean-Claude Piris

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The Lisbon Treaty
a legal and political analysis
Jean-Claude Piris

Published 2010 by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [UK], New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

The process that led to the establishment of the European Union
The 2002-2003 European Convention and the 2004 constitutional treaty and its failed ratification
From the constitutional treaty to the Lisbon Treaty
The difficult ratification of the Lisbon Treaty
The structure of the Lisbon Treaty
Values and objectives
Delimitation and clarification of the EU competences
Basic principles
The legal personality of the EU
Variable geometry
Legislative and non-legislative procedures and acts
Procedures for the revision of the treaties
Withdrawal of a member state from the EU
The European parliament
The national parliaments
The citizens' initiative and other possibilities for the citizens to influence decisions of the EU
The judgment of 30 June 2009 of the German constitutional court and the issue of the democratic legitimacy of the EU
The origins of the EU Charter of fundamental rights
The Charter of fundamental rights as referred to in the Lisbon Treaty
The protocol on the application of the Charter to Poland and the United Kingdom
The accession of the EU to the European Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms
A short history of justice and home affairs in the EU
The abolition of the third pillar and the other changes made by the Lisbon Treaty
Variable geometry in the area of freedom, security, and justice
The European Council
The Council
The Commission
The Court of Justice
Changes to other institutions and bodies
Relations between institutions and the interinstitutional balance
External affairs before the Lisbon Treaty
The high representative of the union for foreign affairs and security policy
The European external action service
The common foreign and security policy
Security and defence
Other sectors of external affairs, including trade policy
The EU budget
European monetary union and the Euro zone
The internal market and free competition
Social policy
Services of general interest
Agriculture, energy, health and other internal affairs.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 398-403) and index.

Cambridge studies in European law and policy, Cambridge studies in European law and policy


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
KJE4443.32007 .P57 2010

The Physical Object

xxii, 426 p. :
Number of pages

ID Numbers

Open Library
0521197929, 0521142342
9780521197922, 9780521142342
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