We have removed the embedded EULegal Google Groups forum because it results in an error message for users browsing with Internet Explorer.
can not force people to shift to what we regard to be the superior
Firefox or Google Chrome browsers, where no problems are encountered.
Anyone wishing to join the forum can still join it at Google Groups.
The forum need not be embedded. It was just an experiment.
EU Legal Blog Information on the European Union Precedes Postings
EUROPEAN UNION LEGAL BLOG
EU LEGAL BLOG
IMPORTANT NOTICE :
THE INFORMATION BELOW IS NOT FULLY UP TO DATE
THIS IS AN OLD BLOG NOT REFLECTING CHANGES
MADE BY THE LISBON TREATY
which came into force December 1, 2009.
As found in the Wikipedia article on the Lisbon Treaty, these major changes are: * There is now a European Council President who has a 2½ year term and de facto replaces the previously existing rotating presidency. * A single foreign affairs post has been created by merging the External Relations Commissioner with the CFSP High Representative. * The Charter of Fundamental [Human] Rights from 2000 has been made legally binding with opt-out provisions for some countries. * The previously existing three "Pillars" of the EU have been merged into 1 legal person increasing the EU's competence to sign treaties. * The European Council has been separated officially from the Council of Ministers. Legislative meetings of the Council of Ministers are to be held in public. * The European Union Parliament has been made more powerful through the extension of codecision with the Council of Ministers to more areas of policy. * A clause for withdrawal of a country from the European Union has been added. * From 2014 onwards, more double majority voting applies to new areas of policy in the European Council and the Council of Ministers. * National parliaments have been more engaged in EU processes by expanding the time for their scrutiny of pending legislation and enabling them to jointly compel the European Commission to review or withdraw legislation. * Mutual solidarity is obliged if a member state is the object of a terrorist attack or the victim of a natural or man-made disaster. * A Citizens' Initiative is to be considered by the European Commission if it is signed by 1 million citizens. * Combating climate change is explicitly stated as an objective. * Created the basis for eventual establishment of the office of an EU Public Prosecutor. * A European External Action Service (EEAS) was established.
For other important changes see also e.g.
OMM on the Lisbon Treaty.
We are also working to correct or replace all defective links. Thank you.
EU Legal blog postings are found BELOW these EU Reference Materials
There are currently twenty-eight EU Member States
Austria Gov, Belgium Gov, Bulgaria Gov, Croatia Gov, Cyprus Gov, Czech Republic Gov, Denmark Gov, Estonia Gov,
Finland Gov, France Gov, Germany Gov, Greece Gov, Hungary Gov, Ireland Gov, Italy Gov,
Latvia Gov, Lithuania Gov, Luxembourg Gov, Malta Gov, Poland Gov, Portugal Gov, Romania Gov,
Slovakia Gov, Slovenia Gov, Spain Gov, Sweden Gov, The Netherlands Gov, United Kingdom Gov
Click the flags to obtain heritage.org rankings of economic freedom by country.
THE EUROPEAN UNION
Click Flags for Information about EU Member States
The EU System of Government
EU Institutions and Bodies
Important Things to Know about the European Union
Our Websites and Blogs
3D Printing and More 99 is not 100 Aabecis AK Photo Blog Ancient Egypt Weblog Ancient Signs (the book) Ancient World Blog AndisKaulins.com Anthropomorphic Design Archaeology Travel Photos (blog) Archaeology Travel Photos (Flickr) Archaeo Pundit Arts Pundit Astrology and Birth Baltic Coachman Bible Pundit Biotechnology Pundit Book Pundit Chronology of the Ancient World Computer Pundit DVD Pundit Easter Island Script Echolat edu.edu Einstein’s Voice Energy Environment and Climate Blog Etruscan Bronze Liver of Piacenza EU Laws EU Legal EU Pundit FaceBook Pundit Gadget Pundit Garden Pundit Golf Pundit Google Pundit Gourmet Pundit Hand Proof HousePundit Human Migrations Idea Pundit Illyrian Language Indus Valley Script Infinity One : The Secret of the First Disk (the game) Jostandis Journal Pundit Kaulins Genealogy Blog Kaulinsium Kiel & Kieler Latvian Blog LawPundit.com Law Pundit Blog LexiLine.com LexiLine Group Lexiline Journal Library Pundit Lingwhizt LinkedIn Literary Pundit Magnifichess Make it Music Maps and Cartography Megalithic World Megaliths Blog Megaliths.net Minoan Culture Mutatis Mutandis Nanotech Pundit Nostratic Languages Official Pundit Phaistos Disc Pharaonic Hieroglyphs Photo Blog of the World Pinterest Prehistoric Art Pundit Private Wealth Blog PunditMania Quanticalian Quick to Travel Quill Pundit Road Pundit Shelfari Sky Earth Drones Sky Earth Native America SlideShare (akaulins) Sport Pundit Star Pundit Stars Stones and Scholars (blog) Stars Stones and Scholars (book) Stonehenge Pundit The Enchanted Glass Twitter Pundit UbiquitousPundit Vision of Change VoicePundit WatchPundit Wearable Technology Wizard WeTechWi Wine Pundit Word Pundit xistmz YahooPundit zistmz