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The Lisbon Treaty

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The Lisbon treaty, remind me ... It will centralise more powers in Brussels and member states will have less of a right to veto EU laws. While it does not create a superstate, the treaty marks another stage in the loss of national importance and control over European decision-makingWhat new powers does it give to the EU? Besides creating a president and an EU foreign minister, another significant development will be the European External Action Service — already dubbed an EU foreign office. It will have 130 embassies around the world as European Commission offices are upgraded and will gradually take on consular and diplomatic powers. The treaty also gives the EU the legal right to sign international treaties for the first timeSo when does Tony Blair become president? The new job of President of the European Council created by the treaty will start as soon as January 1. But it might not be Mr Blair. He is known to want it and has been a front-runner in informal discussions between EU leaders. But the tide seems to have turned against him because smaller countries want a “chairman not a chief”, ie, someone who simply organises their agendaWhen is the presidential election? There is no election. The 27 leaders of EU nations will hold a special one-day summit later this month to appoint their president and the new EU high representative for foreign and security policy, known as the foreign ministerRelated Links * Lisbon treaty ushers in dawn of a new EuropeSo will David Miliband become EU foreign minister as a consolation prize for Britain? There is a lot of support for Mr Miliband to become Europe’s new top diplomat. He has said that he is not available. Some Labour figures fear it would seem like the party is throwing in the towel on the next election if he took it and baled out of Westminster to a comfy berth in Brussels. But it would not necessarily mean the end of his ambitions to return and lead the Labour Party. Just ask Lord Mandelson about comebacks from BrusselsWho will become President of the European Council then? The new front-runner is a Belgian who likes writing haiku verse. Herman Van Rompuy, a Flemish Christian Democrat, has even devoted one of his poems to the subject of his thinning locks. His poem Hair, originally written in Flemish Dutch, reads:“Hair blows in the wind/ After years there is still wind/ Sadly no more hair.” (loool)
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All the european countires know that as individuals they have no power (against the likes of the US, China, Russia etc.) but as a united EU, they can do what they want.

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im concerned as to why they wont hold an election for the presidencyalso LOL at that sh*t poem

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LOL at foreigners ruling this countryThe country has been hijacked without even people knowing it

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i see how they are pushing this in under the guise of it being better to be unitedbut i dont like it and i dont think we need to try and created another superpowerits NEVER a good thing when so few, rule so many

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Im too angry to even write out a rant about thisBlair and Brown basically went over our heads and signed away our power1 world government soon come!

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The UK and Italy are the only major economies still in recession, we need the EU if we're to get out of it.Day to day policies that effect you and your local council won't be decided in Brussels. Get real.

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These guys tell it how it is

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United states of europe soon comeEU is already the strongest economy in the world

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Some people in this country still seem to think its the 1800's.

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Isn't that poem a Haiku?
level 1 literacy?
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european carseuropean cuisineeuropean womenwhats not to like?

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The EU has done what Hitler could only dream of Some people dont mind foreigners ruling over them deciding what they can and cannot do

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this is why i made that comment about the demise of common law here and the transition into a civil law state, implemented as soon as the treaty comes into effectlol at no election, but we'll just kick back and relax

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Mad the way that:(a) The Republic of Ireland was bullied and bribed into voting yes(B) We never even got to vote on it

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no point in even discussing it on herethe public as a whole have no grasp

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