What does the Lisbon Treaty say?

What does the Lisbon Treaty say?

The Treaty of Lisbon formally recognises the European Council as an EU institution, responsible for providing the Union with the ‘impetus necessary for its development’ and for defining its ‘general political directions and priorities’. The European Council has no legislative functions.

What did the Laeken Declaration establish?

Laeken Declaration In December 2001, when the European Council met in Laeken, a fresh declaration was adopted committing the EU to greater democracy, transparency and efficiency, and setting out the process by which a constitution could be arrived at.

What is Article 30 EU?

Article 30(1) GDPR provides a non-exhaustive list of the elements that constitute the record of processing activities. Article 30(1)(a) states it should contain the name and contact details of the controller and, where applicable, the joint controller(s), the controller’s representative and the data protection officer.

Who proposed Article 50?

Invocation of Article 50 occurred on 29 March 2017, when Tim Barrow, the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union, formally delivered by hand a letter signed by the prime minister to Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council in Brussels.

Why is the Treaty of Nice important?

The aim of the Treaty of Nice was to reform the institutional structure of the European Union to with stand the challenges of the new enlargement. With the Treaty of Nice, Parliament’s legislative and supervisory powers are increased and qualified-majority voting is extended to more areas within the Council.

Who signed the Treaty of Nice?

Treaty of Nice

Treaty of Nice amending the Treaty on European Union, the Treaties establishing the European Communities and certain related acts
Signatories 2001 EU member states Austria Belgium Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Ireland Italy Luxembourg Netherlands Portugal Spain Sweden United Kingdom

What was the only country that rejected the Treaty of Lisbon at first?

The Republic of Ireland was the only member state to hold a referendum on the subject. In a first vote held on 12 June 2008 (the first Lisbon referendum) the treaty was rejected; however a second vote was held on 2 October 2009 (the second Lisbon referendum) and the treaty was approved.

Why is the Lisbon Treaty important?

The Lisbon Treaty updated European Union (EU) regulations, establishing more centralized leadership and foreign policy, a process for countries that want to leave the EU, and a streamlined process for enacting new policies.

What are infringement proceedings?

In the EU context, an infringement procedure is a course of legal action that the European Commission can take when it considers that a member state is in breach of, or refusing to implement, EU law.