Grahnlaw writes extensively on Liston Treaty; A piece on Barroso and more on the EU Agenda…
The EU treaty reform process, which (re)started in December 2000 in Nice, and the ratification marathons expose the brittle structure of the European Union, still mired in the world of international treaties.
The delayed entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon causes the European Union a number of problems.
José Manuel Barroso was nominated by the heads of state or government of the EU member states, and the nomination was approved by the European Parliament in accordance with the Treaty of Nice (Article 214(2) TEC), although it is possible that the new President of the Commission and his Commission are going to serve under the provisions of the Treaty of Lisbon.
On Bloggers for Europe, Jason O?Mahony wrote a post called ?5 Reasons to vote yes including a polar bear. And the Da Vinci Code? (15 September 2009).
O?Mahony?s fourth point made the following statement about the Lisbon Treaty:
?It improves the EU in loads of technical ways which you really don’t want me to list here. I mean, we’ll get them for you if you want, but only if you promise to read them. There’ll be a test.?
thelondondailynews.com: EU Citizens Privacy Rights in Danger: EU politicians lobby against American terrorist finance program
EU Citizens Privacy Rights in Danger: EU politicians lobby against American terrorist finance program
The European Commission came under fire from MEP’s during a plenary session of the Parliament over concerns from “millions of Europeans” that the ?Terrorist Finance Tracking Program? that has been tracking and intercepting bank transactions from European based SWIFT is an invasion of European citizens privacy and an abuse of human rights.
When Bulgaria and Romania became members of the European Union on 1 January 2007 ? well into the term of the first Barroso Commission ? Meglena Kuneva from Bulgaria became Commissioner for consumer protection and the Romanian Leonard Orban was made the first Commissioner for multilingualism.
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, who was just reelected to a second term, is about as establishment as you get, a staunch defender of free trade and open markets.