Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions — 26 Feb 2008 at 19:35
The majority Aye voters successfully approved the Government's policy towards the Treaty of Lisbon in respect of the Treaty's provisions concerning the effectiveness of the EU institutions and EU decision-making.
This was thus a further step along the road of ratifying the Lisbon Treaty and promoting closer European integration.
The main aims of the Lisbon Treaty were to:
- Streamline EU institutions
- Establish a permanent President of the European Council (as of 16 March 2010 held by Herman Van Rompuy)
- Establish the post of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (as of 16 March 2010 held by Catherine Ashton)
- Give new powers to the EU over justice and home affairs
- Remove the national veto in some areas such as energy security and emergency aid
-  Jim Murphy MP, House of Commons, 26 February 2008
-  BBC News Q&A: The Lisbon Treaty, 5 February 2010
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