The Impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the European Union The genesis of the Lisbon Treaty occurred almost ten years ago. In 2001, the European Union proclaimed a declaration to begin to investigate how to re-imagine the future of Europe at the EU Laeken summit (BBC News). The purpose of the declaration was to call for a Convention which would develop and simplify the ways in which EU treaties regarding topics such as trade, the environment and labour were created and ratified by the nations involved. As Borras and Radaelli note, “Launched in March 2000, its original goals covered competitiveness, employment and social cohesion, whereas the goal of becoming “world leader in sustainable development” was added by the Gothenburg summit of June...The end:
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