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

March 31, 2010

Paul Rosenzweig

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...

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


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