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Why post-Lisbon isn’t post Lisbon

Could you please stop using “post-Lisbon” when referring to the time since the Lisbon Treaty is in force? And when I say you I mean all of you!

A post-war period is when the war is over. The post-Reagan era was when President Reagan stepped down, and in Post-Communism all that was left were the inheritance of of the communist regimes.

Call it a “pre-apocalyptic”  Eurozone or a “post-Nizza” Union, but it’s definitely not post-Lisbon – we are as deep in Lisbon as we can be. Although, seeing the shining figures of van Rompuy and Ashton, sometimes one might wish we were actually post-Lisbon



One Response to Why post-Lisbon isn’t post Lisbon

  1. avatar Eurocentric says:

    From a legal point of view the Lisbon Treaty no longer exists as an active reference point as it simply amended the treaties of Rome and Mastricht – we don’t refer to the Lisbon Treaty for our EU laws, but to the TEU and TFEU. So in a sense, we are actually post-Lisbon ;)

    What annoys me is when someone says article X of the Lisbon Treaty when they’re really refering to the consolidated treaties.

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