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Implementing Lisbon: the EU Presidency's other (rotating) half

10 December 2009
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)



The Lisbon Treaty, in force since 1 December, still left many grey areas to be clarified, one of the more tricky ones being the function of the six-monthly rotating EU Presidency in the next institutional architecture, say Antonio Missiroli and Janis Emmanouilidis in this Policy Brief. It is clear that EU Member States still expect to play a major role in the European Council and even in foreign policy, so the authors outline a number of roles the (residual but resilient) rotating Presidency could play both internally and externally without undermining the new bodies and figures created by Lisbon.

Implementing Lisbon: the EU Presidency's other (rotating) half