The 13th of December 2007 the leaders of UE signed the Teatry of Lisbon.
With this Teatry all the people want:
A more democratic Europe.
A more effective Europe.
A Europe of rights and values, freedom, solidarity and security.
Making Europe an actor in the global scene .
When and what for?
Countries included in the teatry Austria Belgium Bulgaria Cyprus Germany Denmark Slovakia Slovenia Spain Estonia Finland France Greece Hungary The Netherlands Poland Portugal United Kingdom Czech Republic Romania Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxemburg Malta
A Europe of rights and values, freedom solidarity and security
Ideas for the future
Citizens' rights : the Treaty preserves existing rights while introducing new ones. In particular, it guarantees the freedoms and gives its provisions a binding legal force, it concerns civil, political, economic and social rights.
Solidarity between Member States: the Treaty provides that the Member States act jointly if a Member State is the subject of a terrorist attack or the victim of a natural or man-made disaster.
Increased security for all: with direct benefits for fighting crime and terrorism. New provisions on civil protection, humanitarian aid and public health and threats to the security of European citizens.
Ideas for the future Europe as an actor on the global stage A new European External Action Service that will provide back up and support to the High Representative. A single legal personality for the Union, making it more effective and a more visible partner for third countries and international organisations. Progress in European Security and Defence Policy