Tomáš Búry

The Lisbon Treaty, was it worth it?

This article deals with the process of ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and analyses following legal development. Both costs and benefits of the adoption of the new legal infrastructure are outlined. The procedural hurdles in the ratification process have strengthened the notion of a democratic deficit and an unevenness of the states. On the contrary the competences of the EU were better delimitated by the Treaty, increased effectivity of the institutions and efficiency of the decision making process were brought and a standard of human rights protection was raised. On balance… čtěte více