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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This two part CPDcast series provides an overview of the Treaty of Lisbon from its creation and ratification to the effect it has on external relations.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know the background of the Treaty of Lisbon;
  • Know the contents of the EU Constitution;
  • Understand the reasons behind the failure of the EU Constitution;
  • Appreciate that the Treaty of Lisbon was a response to the constitution;
  • Understand why the UK was wary of the Treaty;
  • Understand the ratification process of the Treaty of Lisbon;
  • Know the treaties that have been renamed;
  • Know how the institutions have been effected by the treaty;
  • Understand the role played by fundamental rights.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Treaty of Lisbon;
  • 2001 Laeken Declaration: Convention of Future of Europe;
  • Treaty of Amsterdam;
  • Treaty of Nice;
  • Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.

In this two part CPDcast series, Professor Piet Eeckhout, Director of the Centre of European Law at King's College London and an associate academic member of Matrix Chambers, discusses the Lisbon Treaty.

In this part he looks at the history of the Lisbon Treaty, from the ill-fated EU Constitution, to the numerous referendums and finally the contents of the Treaty itself. He also looks at the contents of the original constitution and why it failed and then the ratification process of the Treaty of Lisbon itself. He concludes by looking at the treaty itself and the effect it has had on european institutions and fundamental rights.

In part 2 he examines the Lisbon Treaty and external relations. He looks at the Common Commercial policy and how it has changed. He also discusses the unanimity rule, foreign direct investment and the role the European Parliament will play in trade. He concludes the series by looking at the relationship between EU law and International EU law.

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-01-30

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