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Lisbon Treaty

House of Lords written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of whether the Lisbon treaty represents a mechanism for deeper integration or administers the European Union more effectively.

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The Lisbon treaty will help the enlarged EU work more effectively by streamlining the institutions and decision-making processes, creating a single set of clear, coherent objectives for EU activity in Europe and around the world, and by making the EU more accountable to member states and national parliaments.

Parliament has decided on the Lisbon treaty. The treaty was debated in detail in Parliament over 25 days; both Houses voted strongly in favour at every stage.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No1 person thinks not

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