On 27 June 2009, the Institute published an explanatory guide to the Guarantees on the Lisbon Treaty, “which the Irish government secured from the leaders of the other 26 Member States at the European Council meeting on 19 June 2009.”
The publication, entitled “The Irish Guarantees Explained”, contains the original text of both the Decision of the Heads of State or Government of the 27 Member States and a National Declaration on specific issues which were of concern to Irish people at the last referendum. The document also contains easily understood explanations of the political and legal meaning of the guarantees.
You can find this document on the IIEA website http://www.iiea.com
This publication is part of the Institute’s ongoing work on the Lisbon Treaty. A companion report will be released shortly, including a more detailed analysis of the legal and political background to these guarantees.
The IIEA is also running a series of Lisbon lectures launched by Timothy Garton Ash on 23 June.
Upcoming events include:
20th July: ISEL seminar with Professor Gráinne de Búrca and Professor Brigid Laffan and will be chaired by Minister of State for European Affairs, Dick Roche T.D., on the Lisbon Treaty and the Guarantees. Please note this event will be held at 6 p.m.
21st July : David O’Sullivan, Director General of DG Trade in the European Commission, on Trade and the Lisbon Treaty.
22nd July: Maria Asenius, Swedish State Secretary for European Affairs, on the priorities of the upcoming Swedish Presidency.
24th July: Peter Sutherland to give keynote address on the Lisbon Treaty. Please note that this event will be held at Courtroom #1 of the Distillery Building, 145 Church Street, Dublin 7 at 4:45 p.m.