Lisbon Treaty update

By | 3 December 2009

The Lisbon Treaty entered into force a couple of days ago (on Tuesday 1 December 2009), and a wide variety of information is now available online, ranging from the Treaty itself, through official press releases of the EU institutions, to commentary, positive or sceptical,  from official and unofficial sources.

The main documents are the Lisbon Treaty (published in Official Journal C 306  17.12.2007), and the consolidated versions of the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (formally the EU and EC Treaties), (Official Journal C 115  9.5.2008).  Both documents include “Tables of equivalences”, that set out the re-numbering of the Treaty articles, and both documents are online, linked from pages on the Council website  EUR-Lex and Europa    In addition to the press releases, news pages and “fact sheets” on the these sites, Curia (the site of the Court of Justice of the Europeam Union) carries an excellent press release, which sets out the changes to the Court, and from the Curia home page you can choose in turn the links for the Court of Justice / Presentation and the General court / Presentation to find high quality up-to-date information.

If you weary of the enthusiasm for the Lisbon Treaty on some of the EU Institutions’ web pages and the Swedish Presidency site’s postings for 1 December, the following sources may feel like a breath of fresh air:

European Information Association  Coulisses de Bruxelles,  UE   statewatch  EUobserver  Ideas on Europe

Posted by the European Documentation Centre

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