The Lisbon Treaty Overview of the most important changes. Tamara Ćapeta 2010. Amending the Founding Treaties. Intergovernmental Conference – Heads of States and Governments of EU Member States decide on and sign amendments Amendments enter into force only if ratified by all Member States
Still, this enabled Member States to ratify Lisbon Treaty without referenda
All, but Ireland …Result: same content in less understendable package
67% YES votes
Treaty on European Union without referenda
Treaty on European Community
Treaty on European Energy Community
Treaty on European Union (TEU)
Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (ToFEU)
Treaty on European Energy CommunityTreaty Structure Nice - Lisbon
Former EC Competences
European President? without referenda
European Commission President?
High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy?Whom will Obama call?
? ? ?
Herman Van Rompuy
(EFD – 32)
One Commissioner from each Member State
Jose Manuel Barroso
for Foreign and Security
Policy; by automaticity