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Lisbon Treaty

Pasākuma datums: 17/12/2019

Lisbon Treaty

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty

The Lisbon Treaty, entered into force on 1 December 2009. It strengthens the European Parliament, gives national parliaments more responsibility in determining the course of European policy, as well as allowing EU citizens the power of initiative. The Lisbon Treaty enhances European Parliament’s powers as a fully recognised co-legislator with increased budgetary powers. It also gives Parliament a key role in the election of the President of the European Commission.

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During the plenary session (16-19 December 2019) in Strasbourg, MEPs debate on the occasion of the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty and the legally binding Charter of Fundamental Rights.

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1 December 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the EU's Treaty of Lisbon, but also the beginning of the new 2014-2019 von der Leyen Commission.

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