Sunday, 16 December 2007

New Treaty of Lisbon web site

After the signing of the Treaty of Lisbon, the European Union has launched a new web site, dedicated to the amending Reform Treaty.

Already, there is an assortment of useful information: speeches, press releases, frequently asked questions, links to the Treaty etc.

But, as if to prove that the European Council, the Council and the other institutions are hard of hearing, there is this sentence on much needed consolidated versions of the Lisbon Treaty:

“A consolidated version of the Treaty will be published once it enters into force.”

Well, the quest for 19 more consolidated language versions of the amended Treaty on European Union (TEU) and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) must continue outside the institutional framework.

I sincerely hope that there are civic-minded organisations out there, ready to serve the citizens of the European Union.

By the way, the existing consolidations in English, French, Spanish and Swedish have to be brushed up, since minor corrections have been posted on the Council web site. It should not take too long before the corrections are inserted into the final text and published in the Official Journal.

Ralf Grahn

Source: New EU web site dedicated to the Treaty of Lisbon;