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From Turkey - Treaty of Lisbon


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From Turkey - Treaty of Lisbon

  1. 1. Treaty of Lisbon
  2. 2. Treaty of Lisbon Taking Europe into the 21 st Century 13 December 2007
  3. 3. <ul><li>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). </li></ul><ul><li>After a long ratification process, the Lisbon Treaty is expected to finally enter into force on 1 December, 2009 . </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>A More Democratic and Transparent Europe </li></ul><ul><li>A More Efficient Europe </li></ul><ul><li>A Europe of Rights and Values, Freedom, Solidarity and Security </li></ul><ul><li>A More Visible Europe on the Global Stage </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Treaty of Lisbon at a Glance </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Treaty of Lisbon at a Glance <ul><li>A More Democratic and Transparent Europe </li></ul><ul><li>A strengthened role for the European Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Greater involvement by national parliaments </li></ul><ul><li>Decision-making of the Council must now be open to public </li></ul><ul><li>A Citizens' Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Clearer categorization between Member State and EU competences </li></ul><ul><li>Explicit recognition of a Member State’s right to withdraw from the Union </li></ul>European Parliament
  6. 6. The Treaty of Lisbon at a Glance <ul><li>A More Efficient Europe </li></ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul><ul><li>More Actions to be decided by majority voting in the Council </li></ul><ul><li>New full-time President of the European Council to give more coherence to EU actions </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement in the ability of the EU to act more swiftly in policy areas such as freedom, security and justice </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Treaty of Lisbon at a Glance <ul><li>A Europe of Rights and Values, Freedom, Solidarity and Security </li></ul><ul><li>Democratic values: Reinforcement of the values and objectives on which the European Union is built </li></ul><ul><li>Guarantee of the freedoms and principles in the Charter of Fundamental Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Solidarity between Member States in the event of a terrorist attack or natural or man-made disaster </li></ul><ul><li>Extended capacity to act on freedom, security and justice including the fight against crime and terrorism </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Treaty of Lisbon at a Glance <ul><li>A More Visible Europe on the Global Stage </li></ul><ul><li>A new High Representative for the Union in Foreign Affairs and Security Policy </li></ul><ul><li>A new European External Action Service </li></ul><ul><li>A single legal personality for the Union </li></ul><ul><li>Progress in European security and defense policy </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The Lisbon Strategy was adopted by the European Council on 23-24 March 2000 to create a more dynamic and knowledge-based EU economy </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 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:
  11. 11. <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>