How does the Treaty of Lisbon affect the democratic credentials of the EU?

How does the Treaty of Lisbon affect the democratic credentials of the EU?

The Treaty of Lisbon gives the EU full legal personality. Therefore, the Union obtains the ability to sign international treaties in the areas of its attributed powers or to join an international organisation. Member States may only sign international agreements that are compatible with EU law.

Who coined the term democratic deficit?

The phrase democratic deficit is cited as first being used by the Young European Federalists in their Manifesto in 1977, which was drafted by Richard Corbett. The phrase was also used by David Marquand in 1979, referring to the then European Economic Community, the forerunner of the European Union.

What is meant by the EU’s democratic deficit?

‘Democratic deficit’, in relation to the European Union, refers to a perceived lack of accessibility to the ordinary citizen, or lack of representation of the ordinary citizen, and lack of accountability of European Union institutions.

What did the ECSC Treaty 1951 create?

The Treaty of Paris (formally the Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community) was signed on 18 April 1951 between France, Italy, West Germany, and the three Benelux countries (Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands), establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), which subsequently became …

What did the Nice Treaty do?

The aim of the Treaty of Nice was to reform the institutional structure of the European Union to with stand the challenges of the new enlargement. With the Treaty of Nice, Parliament’s legislative and supervisory powers are increased and qualified-majority voting is extended to more areas within the Council.

Which countries are hybrid regimes?

Some countries that have been described as hybrid regimes include Colombia, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, Mexico, Montenegro, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Tanzania, Tunisia, Morocco, Turkey, Venezuela, India and Uganda.