index -Treaty of Lisbon-Taking Europe into the century xxI-The treaty in a nutshell
Taking Europe into the century xxIThe Lisbon Treaty entered into force on 1 December 2009. The Treaty provides the EU with modern institutions andimproves its working methods in order to deal effectively with the challenges of todays world. In a rapidly changing world, the Europeans look to the EU to address issues such as globalization, climate change, demographic change, and energy security. The Treaty of Lisbon reinforces democracy in the EU and improve their ability to defend everyday interests of its citizens.
the treaty in a nutshell A more democratic and transparent Europe: the European Parliament and national parliaments have greater prominence, there are more opportunities for citizens to make their voices heard and it is easier to know how to divide tasks between the Union and the countries miembros.Una Europe moreeffective working methods and voting simplified and modern institutions for a EU of Twenty and more capacity to act on the priority areas for todays EU. A Europe of rights and values, freedom, solidarity and security, promoting the values of the Union, give a range of primary law the Charter of Fundamental Rights, set new solidarity mechanisms and ensuring better protection for its citizens. Making Europe an actor on the global stage by combining the instruments available to European foreign policy when developing and adopting new policies. The Treaty of Lisbon, Europe is able to communicate more clearly with its partners worldwide. They bring into play all economic, humanitarian, political and diplomatic strengths to promoteEuropean interests and values worldwide, while respecting the interests of the Member States in the framework of external relations.