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  • Role of EP strengthened in terms of more areas covered by co-decision: legal immigration, penal judicial cooperation (Eurojust, crime prevention, alignment of prison standards, offences and penalties), police cooperation (Europol) and some aspects of trade policy and agriculture. Therefore the EP will be part of almost all lawmaking.

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  • Treaty of Lisbon
  • Treaty of Lisbon Taking Europe into the 21 st Century 13 December 2007
    • The Treaty of Lisbon (initially known as the Reform Treaty ) is a treaty that was signed by EU leaders on 13 December 2007 . It replaces the failed Constitutional Treaty and amends the current EU and EC treaties (without replacing them).
    • After a long ratification process, the Lisbon Treaty is expected to finally enter into force on 1 December, 2009 .
    • A More Democratic and Transparent Europe
    • A More Efficient Europe
    • A Europe of Rights and Values, Freedom, Solidarity and Security
    • A More Visible Europe on the Global Stage
          • The Treaty of Lisbon at a Glance
  • The Treaty of Lisbon at a Glance
    • A More Democratic and Transparent Europe
    • A strengthened role for the European Parliament
    • Greater involvement by national parliaments
    • Decision-making of the Council must now be open to public
    • A Citizens' Initiative
    • Clearer categorization between Member State and EU competences
    • Explicit recognition of a Member State’s right to withdraw from the Union
    European Parliament
  • The Treaty of Lisbon at a Glance
    • A More Efficient Europe
    • Decision making based on a double majority system from 2014 (vote can only be carried by 55% of Member Countries who must represent at least 65% of EU’s population)
    • More Actions to be decided by majority voting in the Council
    • New full-time President of the European Council to give more coherence to EU actions
    • Improvement in the ability of the EU to act more swiftly in policy areas such as freedom, security and justice
  • The Treaty of Lisbon at a Glance
    • A Europe of Rights and Values, Freedom, Solidarity and Security
    • Democratic values: Reinforcement of the values and objectives on which the European Union is built
    • Guarantee of the freedoms and principles in the Charter of Fundamental Rights
    • Solidarity between Member States in the event of a terrorist attack or natural or man-made disaster
    • Extended capacity to act on freedom, security and justice including the fight against crime and terrorism
  • The Treaty of Lisbon at a Glance
    • A More Visible Europe on the Global Stage
    • A new High Representative for the Union in Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
    • A new European External Action Service
    • A single legal personality for the Union
    • Progress in European security and defense policy
    • The Lisbon Strategy was adopted by the European Council on 23-24 March 2000 to create a more dynamic and knowledge-based EU economy
    • After 2010, an amended Lisbon strategy for growth and jobs will focus on overcoming the recession and transforming the EU into a more sustainable, greener and more innovative economy.
  • Economic: create a competitive, dynamic, knowledge-based economy (focus on research and development) Social: modernize the European social model (invest in human resources and combat social exclusion) Environmental: Economic growth to be decoupled from the use of natural resources Three pillar strategy:
    • The Lisbon Treaty relates to the institutional structure of the EU and is important for gaining a thorough background understanding of the workings of the EU
    • The Lisbon Strategy explicitly refers to the EU’s economic goals and as such may be used as a benchmark when analyzing the actual economic situation within the euro area