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Milestones in the construction of the EU. Treaty of Rome: 25th March 1957 Gave birth to the EEC (European Economic Community) Brussels Act: 20th Sept 1976 Established the election of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage Single European Act: 01st July 1987

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Milestones in the construction of the EU

  • Treaty of Rome: 25th March 1957

    • Gave birth to the EEC (European Economic Community)

  • Brussels Act:20th Sept 1976

    • Established the election of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage

  • Single European Act:01st July 1987

    • Strengthened the competences and powers of the European Institutions

  • Maastricht Treaty (also known as EU treaty):01st Nov 1993

    • Lead to the establishment of the European Union (EU)

    • Introduced the „European citizenship“ (freedom of movement, right of residency, active and passive voting right, right of petition, diplomatic & consulatar protection)


  • Milestones in the construction of the EU

    • Amsterdam Treaty:16-17th June 1997

      • Integration of the SCHENGEN agreement

      • EP powers (simplified & generalised co-decision process) with 12 mandatory sessions in Strasbourg

  • Nice Treaty:11th Dec 2000

    • Adaptation of the size and functioning of the Commission

    • Reform of the voting procedures in the Council of Ministers

  • Lisbon Treaty:13th Dec 2007

    • Came after the rejection of the Constitutional Treaty.To be ratified by January 2009


  • The Lisbon Treaty

    • General content of the LT

      • Extension of Qualified Majority Voting (QVM)

      • Extension of Co-decision process

      • Increased role of National Parliaments

      • Simplification of the voting process

      • QMV for Justice and Home Affairs

      • Legal personality for the EU

      • Federal concept abandoned

      • Fiscal issues still under unanimity voting

      • Employment issues still under unanimity voting

      • Opt-outs and opt-ins still possible

      • omplex system


    The Lisbon Treaty

    • Specific institutional changes

      • Commission

        • One Commissionner /member State for 2009-2014

        • From 1st Nov 2014, 2/3 of Member States (18 for EU27)

      • European Council

        • Becomes an institution with a Permanent President (elected for a 2.5 year mandate, renewable once)

      • Council of Ministers

        • From 1st Nov 2014, the qualified majority voting becomes 55% of Council members representing 65% of the Union‘s population

        • Meets in public „when it deliberates & votes on a draft legislative act“

      • European Parliament

        • Elects the Commission president by majority vote upon proposal from the Council voting by qualified majority (till now it can only approve).

        • 751 members from 2009-2014 (785 to date)

        • Co-decision becomes the „ordinary legislative procedure“

        • Decision-making instruments are simplified


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