The Treaty of Lisbon

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780104012420

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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This report, from the European Union Committee (HLP 62-I, ISBN 9780104012420) is an impact assessment of the Treaty of Lisbon and seeks to inform the House of the most important aspects of the Treaty by comparing provisions with the status quo and assessing their impact on the institutions of the EU, Members States and on the UK. Divided into 12 chapters, with 7 appendices, the report covers the following areas, including: foundations of the European Union, where the Committee analyses the effects of the changes to the structure of EU treaties and the amendments made to the Union's values and objectives; the simplified treaty revision and how this can alter significantly the provisions on the face of all European Treaties; the impact of the Treaty on European institutions and what changes this will make to the European Council, including a full-time European Council President; the Lisbon Treaty gives the Charter of Fundamental Rights a legally binding status and whether the Charter's rights will create "new" rights in the UK and if the UK's existing labour and social legislation will be effected; the area of freedom, security and justice; how far does the Treaty change fundamental principles of foreign, defence and development policies; the impact of the Treaty on social affairs as well as finance and the internal markets; the impact on environment, agriculture and fisheries; also the new functions the Treaty gives national parliaments and the democratic challenge that poses; a summary of conclusions. The report does not seek to compare the Lisbon Treaty with the now abandoned Constitutional Treaty or the process by which the Lisbon Treaty was produced. Also the report does not address the question whether there should be a UK referendum on this Treaty. For the Committee, ratification of the Treaty is now a matter for Parliament.

The Lisbon Treaty

Author: Jean-Claude Piris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521142342

Category: Law

Page: 426

View: 6590

This series aims to produce original works which contain a critical analysis of the state of the law in particular areas of European Law and set out different perspectives and suggestions for its future development. It also aims to encourage a range of work on law, legal institutions and legal phenomena in Europe, including law in context' approaches. The titles in the series will be of interest to academics; policymakers; policy formers who are interested in European legal, commercial and political affairs; practising lawyers including the judiciary; and advanced law students and researchers. Given the controversies and difficulties which preceded the coming into force of the Lisbon Treaty, it is easy to forget that the Treaty is a complex legal document in need of detailed analysis for its impact to be fully understood. Jean-Claude Piris, the Director-General of the Legal Service of the Council of the European Union (EU), provides such an analysis, looking at the historical and political contexts of the Treaty, its impact on the democratic framework of the EU and its provisions in relation to substantive law. Impartial legal analysis of the EU's functions, its powers and the treaties which govern it make this the seminal text on the most significant recent development in EU law Since 1988, Jean-Claude Piris has served as the Legal Counsel of the Council of the EU and Director-General of its Legal Service. He is an Honorary Counsellor of State of France, a former diplomat at the UN and the former Director of Legal Affairs of the OECD. He was the Legal Advisor of the successive Intergovernmental Conferences which negotiated and adopted the treaties of Maastricht in 1992, Amsterdam in 1997 and Nice in 2001, the Constitutional Treaty signed in Rome in 2004 and, finally, the Lisbon Treaty in 2007

From Lisbon to Calicut

Author: John Parker

Publisher: Minnesota Archive Editions


Category: Political Science

Page: 8

View: 2134

From Lisbon to Calicut was first published in 1956. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. This handsomely designed volume will appeal especially to collectors and bibliophiles. It presents a translation of the text and a facsimile reproduction of a tract which was published in Nuremberg in 1505. An original copy is in the James Ford Bell Collection in the University of Minnesota library, and the only other known copy is in the British museum. The tract sets forth directions on how to sail from Lisbon to Calcutta and dwells upon the bright prospects for Portuguese trade with India. It is the earliest known example of promotional literature published in central Europe on the commercial possibilities of India which includes a map outlining the newly found Cape of Good Hope route. The book is printed in two colors and there are endpaper maps.

Delivering Lisbon

Author: Luciano Battezzati,Commission of the European Communities

Publisher: Luxembourg : Office for Official Publications of the European Communities


Category: European Union

Page: 83

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Entertaining Lisbon

Author: João Silva

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190215704

Category: Fados

Page: 336

View: 5638

During the decades leading up to 1910, Portugal saw vast material improvements under the guise of modernization while in the midst of a significant political transformation - the establishment of the Portuguese First Republic. Urban planning, everyday life, and innovation merged in a rapidly changing Lisbon. Leisure activities for the citizens of the First Republic began to include new forms of musical theater, including operetta and the revue theater. These theatrical forms became an important site for the display of modernity, and the representation of a new national identity. Author João Silva argues that the rise of these genres is inextricably bound to the complex process through which the idea of Portugal was presented, naturalized, and commodified as a modern nation-state. Entertaining Lisbon studies popular entertainment in Portugal and its connections with modern life and nation-building, showing that the promotion of the nation through entertainment permeated the market for cultural goods. Exploring the Portuguese entertainment market as a reflection of ongoing negotiations between local, national, and transnational influences on identity, Silva intertwines representations of gender, class, ethnicity, and technology with theatrical repertoires, street sounds, and domestic music making. An essential work on Portuguese music in the English language, Entertaining Lisbon is a critical study for scholars and students of musicology interested in Portugal, and popular and theatrical musics, as well as historical ethnomusicologists, cultural historians, and urban planning researchers interested in the development of material culture.


Author: Neill Lochery

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1586488805

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9309

Lisbon had a pivotal role in the history of World War II, though not a gun was fired there. The only European city in which both the Allies and the Axis power operated openly, it was temporary home to much of Europe's exiled royalty, over one million refugees seeking passage to the U.S., and a host of spies, secret police, captains of industry, bankers, prominent Jews, writers and artists, escaped POWs, and black marketeers. An operations officer writing in 1944 described the daily scene at Lisbon's airport as being like the movie "Casablanca," times twenty. In this riveting narrative, renowned historian Neill Lochery draws on his relationships with high-level Portuguese contacts, access to records recently uncovered from Portuguese secret police and banking archives, and other unpublished documents to offer a revelatory portrait of the War's back stage. And he tells the story of how Portugal, a relatively poor European country trying frantically to remain neutral amidst extraordinary pressures, survived the war not only physically intact but significantly wealthier. The country's emergence as a prosperous European Union nation would be financed in part, it turns out, by a cache of Nazi gold.

Fodor's Inside Lisbon

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 1640971475

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 6044

For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to for details. Hip, innovative, and affordable, Lisbon is a hub for cosmopolitan, design-minded makers and shakers, who are breathing new life into the Portugal’s food, nightlife, and arts scenes. Fodor’s brand-new guidebook, Inside Lisbon, touches on top tourist sights, including Tram 28, St. George's Castle, and Jerónimos Monastery, but also delves deep into the best under-the-radar places that only insiders from Lisbon know about. The Fodor's Inside series is designed for travelers looking for authentic, hyperlocal experiences. Perfectly sized to fit in your bag or pocket, these guides are designed with an artistic bent and are easy to use, look good, and don't make you feel like a tourist. Written by Lisboans—and with customized neighborhood maps and one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn illustrations by local illustrator Pedro Brito—Inside Lisbon covers the restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and boutiques in the neighborhoods that locals love best. Fodor’s Inside Lisbon includes: • OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH COVERAGE to help you explore locally loved, up-and-coming neighborhoods that other guidebooks don’t cover well or at all. • BEST BET LISTS with our favorites in a variety of categories including: best local foods, best kid-friendly attractions, and most romantic restaurants. • INSTAGRAM-WORTHY PHOTO SPOTS that tell you how and where to get remarkable shots that you’ll definitely want to share. • AT A GLANCE FEATURES on local events, history, locally-made goods, books and movies set in Lisbon, and more. • MAPS that are easy to read. • ITINERARIES that will help you plan your trip. • COOL PLACES TO STAY highlighting the most unique lodgings in the city. • BEST CITY TOURS from the coolest companies, including gallery walks, culinary tours, and wine tastings. • QUICK SIDE TRIPS to the best places in Estoril, Cascais, Guincho. • GETTING AROUND features in every neighborhood to make navigation via public transit or car easy. • HAND DRAWN ILLUSTRATIONS by local artist Pedro Brito. • INTERESTING STREET AND PUBLIC ART that is worth discovering. • BACK IN THE DAY SPOTLIGHTS of famous spots to give the city historical context. • COVERS the best neighborhoods in Lisbon, including Baixa, Chiado and Bairro Alto, Avenida da Liberdade, Principe Real and Restauradores, Alfama , Graça and São Vicente, Alcantara, Cais do Sodre, Santos, Intendente, Martim Moniz, Mouraria, Belem, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting more of Portugal? Check out Fodor’s Essential Portugal.

The Politics of the Lisbon Agenda

Author: Susana Borras,Claudio M. Radaelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317978838

Category: Political Science

Page: 153

View: 4947

In the year 2000, in Lisbon, the European Union launched an agenda for growth, jobs, sustainability and competiveness with a ten-year target. In 2010, the agenda was re-launched with different specific objectives but with the same final goals. Why do the European Union leaders engage with these ten-year plans? What exactly do they commit to when they do so? Do they learn from the results, or is this a rhetorical exercise that complex organizations need to raise attention to certain issues? This volume is the first-ever systematic study of the Lisbon agenda of the European Union, now called Europe 2020. It explains the rise of the Lisbon agenda as governance architectures and examines its components across time and sectors. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.

Port of Lisbon

Author: Portugal. Administração-Geral do Porto de Lisboa

Publisher: N.A


Category: Harbors

Page: 102

View: 5727