Implementing Lisbon: the EU Presidency’s other (rotating) half

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Series Details December 2009
Publication Date 2009
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The Lisbon Treaty, in force since 1 December 2009, still left many grey areas to be clarified, one of the more tricky ones being the function of the six-monthly rotating EU Presidency in the next institutional architecture, say Antonio Missiroli and Janis Emmanouilidis in this Policy Brief. It is clear that EU Member States still expect to play a major role in the European Council and even in foreign policy, so the authors outline a number of roles the (residual but resilient) rotating Presidency could play both internally and externally without undermining the new bodies and figures created by Lisbon.

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ESO: Background information: Spain: EU Presidency, January - June 2010

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