The Impact of the Lisbon Treaty on ESDP

26-02-2008

On 11 February 2008 the Policy Department in DG EXPO organised a Workshop on behalf of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE). This was the first Workshop of its kind for DG EXPO. The large participation and interest from within and outside the European Parliament made for a successful event. The substance of the Workshop provided an opportunity for key Members of the European Parliament to present their views on the innovations in the Lisbon Treaty in the area of External Relations as well as to look in more depth at specific proposals including the new High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the European External Action Service, Permanent Structured Cooperation and the mutual defence article. The second part of the seminar focussed on the role of national parliaments and the European Parliament in scrutinising ESDP and on how parliamentary oversight might be strengthened in the future. This Workshop Summary provides an overview on the issues raised during the Workshop. It is not intended as a verbatim reproduction of the event. The summary and programme is used as a means to disseminate the Workshop presentations which should be useful to those interested in the details of the presentations as well as those who were unable to attend.

On 11 February 2008 the Policy Department in DG EXPO organised a Workshop on behalf of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE). This was the first Workshop of its kind for DG EXPO. The large participation and interest from within and outside the European Parliament made for a successful event. The substance of the Workshop provided an opportunity for key Members of the European Parliament to present their views on the innovations in the Lisbon Treaty in the area of External Relations as well as to look in more depth at specific proposals including the new High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the European External Action Service, Permanent Structured Cooperation and the mutual defence article. The second part of the seminar focussed on the role of national parliaments and the European Parliament in scrutinising ESDP and on how parliamentary oversight might be strengthened in the future. This Workshop Summary provides an overview on the issues raised during the Workshop. It is not intended as a verbatim reproduction of the event. The summary and programme is used as a means to disseminate the Workshop presentations which should be useful to those interested in the details of the presentations as well as those who were unable to attend.