Europe is still living with the consequences of the Lisbon Treaty
The EU doesn’t usually shy away from landmark celebrations. But one notable date passed almost unnoticed in Brussels this week as the ten-year anniversary of the signing of the Lisbon Treaty came and went.
No official ceremony was held. No pro-EU gushing from the most reliable of EU federalists. Not even any faint murmurs of nostalgia for what was probably the most radical of the EU treaties to date.
A sense of embarrassment appears to have built up around this Treaty, and the decade since it was signed has been a tumultuous one. From the failings of the euro to the EU’s …read more