Friday, 18 January 2008

Complete consolidated Lisbon Treaty in English

Yesterday I mentioned the updated and consolidated English language version of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) by Peadar ó Broin, of the Institute of International and European Affairs (Dublin, Ireland).

Now Peadar ó Broin has informed me that the Annexes to the Treaties as well as the Protocols have been added to the Institute’s web site:

http://www.iiea.com/

The Treaties, Annexes and Protocols can be downloaded freely.

I thank Peadar ó Broin for his work and the IIEA for making it possible. They have made life easier for a lot of people.

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We know that there is going to be a referendum in Ireland on the Treaty of Lisbon. The consolidations serve important domestic needs as a factual basis for public debate. But, at the same time the published consolidated versions offer needed reliable information to all European citizens and others who are able to use texts in English, especially those who have no consolidated version in their own language.

Dear Reader,

I look forward to further information from you on the Treaty of Lisbon: consolidated versions, official documents from the member states, popular presentations and scholarly literature, as well as information on the ratification processes.


Ralf Grahn


P.S. My oxymoron of the day is addressed to the European Council: Informed debate, without information?