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The European Union, the Treaty of Lisbon, and "Justice and Home Affairs"

By Paul Rosenzweig
March 31, 2010
With the vote of the Irish in a referendum and the signature of a reluctant Czech President, the European Union has begun the process of implementing the Treaty of Lisbon. That treaty, which entered into force on December 1, 2009, creates new institutions in the European Union, changes voting rules, and changes the allocation of power among European institutions. It will, quite naturally, work a sea change in the operation of the EU, something that Europeans have long anticipated...