December 10, 2007
The EU is determined to ensure that globalisation is a source of opportunity rather than a threat, a declaration to be signed at the end of the week by heads of state and government states.
Read the document here (500 kB pdf): eu-declaration-on-globalisation.pdf
The two-page document explaining what the Lisbon Reform Treaty – and at the end of the day the EU as such – is all about will be adopted at the same time as the Treaty. It covers present and future challenges to the European Union.
The document is the outcome of cumbersome word-by-word negotiations among member states’ envoys in the Council’s COREPER formation. Reading it, one wonders whether this is the minimum consensus to which EU countries can agree nowadays.