Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Implementing the Lisbon Treaty (Swedish report)

Grahnlaw has called on the Swedish Council presidency to report on the implementation of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty. This has now happened in the form of an implementation report, submitted to the European Council meeting Thursday 10 and Friday 11 December 2009.



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The General Affairs Council 7 December 2009 dealt with the implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon.

The GAC took note of a report from the presidency on progress in implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon.

The report will be forwarded to the European Council (10 and 11 December) (17033/1/09 REV1).


Implementation report



The five page report lists the decisions taken by the European Council and the Council on 1 December 2009 and published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The initial presentation on Grahnlaw:

Grahnlaw: Lisbon Treaty implementation – first day (1 December 2009)


Published and commented


The decisions adopted on 1 December are the following:


• Decisions adopted by the European Council:


- European Council Decision adopting its Rules of Procedure
Published OJEU 2.12.2009 L 315/51


Grahnlaw: European Council’s new Rules of Procedure (3 December 2009)


Grahnlaw: European Council’s Rules of Procedure (Contents: Articles 1 to 3) (3 December 2009)


Grahnlaw: European Council’s Rules of Procedure (Contents: Articles 4 to 8) (7 December 2009)


Grahnlaw: Rules of Procedure of the European Council (Articles 9 to 14) (7 December 2009)


EU Law Blog: Rules of Procedure of the European Council (7 December 2009)

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- European Council Decision electing the President of the European Council
Published OJEU 2.12.2009 L 315/48


Grahnlaw: Herman Van Rompuy President of the European Council (official decision) (2 December 2009)

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- European Council Decision taken with the agreement of the President of the Commission appointing the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Published OJEU 2.12.2009 L 315/49


Grahnlaw: Catherine Ashton High Representative of the (European) Union (official decision) (2 December 2009)

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- European Council Decision on the exercise of the Presidency of the Council
OJEU 2.12.2009 L 315/50


Grahnlaw: EU Lisbon Treaty implementation: Presidency of the Council (7 December 2009)

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• Decisions adopted by the Council:


- Decision of the Council (General Affairs) establishing the list of Council configurations in addition to those referred to in the second and third subparagraphs of Article 16(6) of the Treaty of the European Union
Published OJEU 2.12.2009 L 315/46


Grahnlaw: EU Council configurations (Lisbon Treaty implementation) (2 December 2009)

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Road ahead

After this recapitulation, in future posts we are going to turn to the decisions not officially published by the date of the implementation report (4 December 2009) and not presented on this blog.


Thus, for future posts, we are going to present and comment on the following Council decisions mentioned in the Swedish report Implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon (document 17033/1/09 REV 1; page 3):

- Council Decision adopting the Council's Rules of Procedure (16525/09)

- Council Decision laying down measures for the implementation of the European Council Decision on the exercise of the Presidency of the Council (16517/09)

- Council Decision appointing the Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union (16533/2/09)

- Council Decision laying down the conditions of employment for the President of the European Council (16519/09)

- Council Decision laying down the conditions of employment for the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (16521/09)

- Council Decision laying down the conditions of employment for the Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union (16536/09)




Ralf Grahn



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