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European Union celebrates first day of Treaty of Lisbon

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

After years of political uncertainty the Treaty of Lisbon signed by EU leaders in December 2007 is finally in force. The treaty is said to cut the number of national vetoes, mainly in the area of internal affairs and justice, and to increase powers of the European Court of Justice, MEPs and the Commission. It also creates the position of EU President and foreign minister. Herman Van Rompuy and Baroness Catherine Ashton who have been appointed to the posts joined other EU officials on celebrations in Lisbon.

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