The Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Egmont (Belgium’s Royal Institute of International Affairs) and the European Policy Centre (EPC) have come together to publish a second study of the institutional innovations included of the Treaty of Lisbon. The authors have identified ten issues that they explore in length. A couple of general conclusions are made:
- The institutional system of the European Union has become more complex;
- The European Parliament and the European Council have clearly been reinforced by the Treaty of Lisbon;
- The Lisbon Treaty reinforces and accelerates an evolution towards increased joint management.
I recommend this publication to anyone interested in the institutional dynamics of the European Union.