Friday, 9 November 2007

Lisbon Treaty decrypted in 2009?

The latest answer from an EU institution spells it out: A decrypted version of the Reform Treaty, soon to be known as the Lisbon Treaty, seems to be in the offing in 2009, if ever. I quote the reply from Europe Direct:

“The consolidated version will be available only when the Draft Reform Treaty is signed and ratified by the Member States.”

At this juncture the Lisbon Treaty is the most important document of the European Union, and we citizens are at the centre of the European project, we have been told.

Somehow there is a mismatch when publishing an intelligible version of the proposed treaties at once is stonewalled by the EU institutions.

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Think-tanks, scientific research institutes or non-governmental organisations to the rescue of democratic EU debate!


Ralf Grahn