29 Apr 2010

Lisbon five months on: Surveying the new EU political scene

Piotr Maciej Kaczyński

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The Treaty of Lisbon entered into force five months ago, introducing six major institutional innovations that were supposed to make the Union more efficient, more transparent and increase its legitimacy. Twelve authors from the European Policy Institutes Network consider how the ‘new’ Europe is shaping up and whether it is likely to have any more appeal for European citizens.