The Treaty of Lisbon introduces two important elements into the institutional architecture of the European Union – the figure of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European External Action Service that will assist the High Representative. Besides those two, the Treaty creates the post of the Permanent President of the Council of the European Union.
In the past Europe was the most controversial continent and nowadays is one of the most peaceful and powerful regions, that still searches to find its unification and completeness. Since 1950 with the European Coal and Steel Community, created to preserve the peace, the EU started to build it’s “pyramid of soft power”, supported by the United States of America, which needed stable Europe.
The European Parliament is looking for all kinds of ways to shorten the gap with voters and to increase their participation in the upcoming elections. Web pages, blogs, forums, Facebook, Myspace, online information platforms – hundreds of info projects are outdistancing on originality. Let’s focus on the most interesting among them!
‘My dear Mirek. So, your country has taken over the rotating presidency of the EU. You poor thing. You could have taken over from a Greek, mixed up in street brawls; from an Italian, haunted by umpteen scandals; or even from a German woman, stubborn and completely lacking in charisma. But fate saw to it that you followed on from me, someone who changed Europe, or perhaps the world.