The European Council after Lisbon: A Review Article

Perspectives on Federalism, vol. 6, issue no. 3, 2014

23 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2015

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

This contribution deals with the role of the European Council in the institutional framework of the European Union, as it has been laid down by the Lisbon Treaty. It focuses on its rising influence, even beyond the wording of the Treaty, and the increasing criticism stimulated by this evolution. In reviewing the main relevant issues and critical viewpoints related to the European Council, some aspects are considered in depth: the increasing institutionalisation of the European Council and its critical position with regard to the management of the economic and financial crisis and to the ongoing process of “politicisation” of the Union. The discussion also considers comparative constitutional data and organic proposal of reform of the institutional architecture of the EU.

Keywords: European Council, President of the European Council, intergovernmentalism, politicisation of the European Union, comparative federalism

Suggested Citation

Delledonne, Giacomo, The European Council after Lisbon: A Review Article (2014). Perspectives on Federalism, vol. 6, issue no. 3, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2555024

Giacomo Delledonne (Contact Author)

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa ( email )

Pisa
Italy

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