Monday, 30 November 2009

EU Lisbon Treaty into force 1 December 2009

The Lisbon Treaty enters into force Tuesday, 1 December 2009. The consolidated (readable and updated ) versions of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), were published in the Official Journal of the European Union 9 May 2008 (OJEU 9.5.2008 C 115), and they are available in 23 treaty languages.



The EU Charter was declared politically binding on the EU institutions in December 2000 in Nice, but it becomes legally binding when the Lisbon Treaty enters into force: The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, and the explanations relating to it, were published OJEU 14 December 2007 C 303.

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For EU citizens the world will look pretty much the same after tomorrow morning, but in the areas where the European Parliament gains more equal powers as a law-maker the procedures will become a bit more open for the public.



Ralf Grahn



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