Wednesday, 9 December 2009

European Council 10 to 11 December 2009: Lisbon Treaty implementation

Our previous blog post Implementing the Lisbon Treaty (Swedish report) (9 December 2009) gave an overview of implementing decisions already officially published, as well as Grahnlaw posts, which present these decisions, with comments.



There has been some progress since 4 December 2009, when the Swedish presidency of the EU Council published its report Implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon (document 17033/1/09 REV 1) for the European Council meeting 10 to 11 December 2009.


Officially published

Today, five implementing Council decisions have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, the primordial source of EU law and politics (OJEU 9.12.2009 L 322).

Before presenting the contents of the decisions and commenting on them, here are the references:




Council Decision of 1 December 2009 laying down measures for the implementation of the European Council Decision on the exercise of the Presidency of the Council, and on the chairmanship of preparatory bodies of the Council (2009/908/EU), published OJEU 9.12.2009 L 322/28.


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Council Decision of 1 December 2009 appointing the Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union (2009/911/EU), published OJEU 9.12.2009 L 322/37.


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Council Decision of 1 December 2009 laying down the conditions of employment of the President of the European Council (2009/909/EU), published OJEU 9.12.2009 L 322/35.


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Council Decision of 1 December 2009 laying down the conditions of employment of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (2009/910/EU), published OJEU 9.12.2009 L 322/36.


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Council Decision of 1 December 2009 laying down the conditions of employment of the Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union (2009/912/EU), published OJEU 9.12.2009 L 322/38.


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Awaiting official publication

The Council Decision adopting the Council's Rules of Procedure (document 16525/09) has not yet been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, and for some reason I failed to locate the Council document despite the reference.

I have seen no reason for the delay in publishing the Council’s Rules of Procedure in the OJEU, but it is a long document and it needs to be published in 23 official languages.


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From references to comments

Later posts will look at the contents of the implementing decisions, although more curious readers can look for themselves.



Ralf Grahn



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