Treaty of Lisbon comes into force

“The Treaty of Lisbon enters into force today – 1 December 2009.
The occasion will be marked by a ceremony in the City of Lisbon organised jointly by the Portuguese Government, the Swedish Presidency and the European Commission.

The Commission believes that the new treaty provides significant new benefits for citizens and will settle the institutional debate for the foreseeable future.

This will allow the European Union to fully concentrate on managing a smooth exit from the economic and financial crisis and pushing ahead with the 2020 strategy for greener growth.”

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