Treaty of Lisbon
Treaty of Lisbon amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community (OJ C306, 17 December 2007)
Consolidated versions of the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (OJ C 83, 30 March 2010)
Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (OJ C 83/02, 30 March 2010)
Treaty of Lisbon entered into force on 1 December 2009.
At the request of the European Council in June 2007, the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) 2007 drew up a new Reform Treaty to enable the EU to face the challenges of the 21st century and realise its true potential. This Treaty focuses on the EU’s need for modernisation and reform. Its main objectives are to make the EU:
* more democratic, meeting the European citizens’expectations for high standards of accountability, openness, transparency and participation;
* more efficient and able to tackle today's global challenges such as climate change, security and sustainable development.
Read more: Explaining the Treaty of Lisbon
More information: "Your guide to the Lisbon Treaty", European Commission, 2009; Treaty of Lisbon; EurActive