Jean-Luc Sauron was the first or one of the first to publish a book on the Treaty of Lisbon. The book, in French, is divided into two main parts.
First, there is a presentation and explanation of the reform process and the main provisions of the Reform Treaty, especially the new features. These 140 pages seem well adapted for interested citizens and students, who wish to find a suitable introduction.
Second, the rest of the book (pages 141 – 351) contains consolidated versions of the amended Treaty on European Union, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, the Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Explanations relating to it as well as a modest Index.
In principle, the Treaty texts are based on a version from 30 October 2007, but footnotes take later modifications into account.
The book contains a Preface written by the well known journalist and blogger Jean Quatremer.
Jean-Luc Sauron: Comprendre le Traité de Lisbonne – Texte consolidé intégral des traités – Explications et commentaires ; Gualino éditeur, Paris 2008 ; 351 p. (Prix 20 €)