Lisbon Treaty — Referendum on the Euro — rejected — 20 May 2008 at 17:24
The majority Not-Contents rejected an amendment to the European Union (Amendment) Bill. The amendment would have required a referendum to take place on the Euro if the government wanted to adopt the currency.
- 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
-  Lord Blackwell, House of Lords, 20 May 2008
-  BBC News Q&A: The Lisbon Treaty, 5 February 2010
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