Escrito el 8 enero 2010 por Jesus Guerro en General

Europe needs a strong unified position to face global challenges and maintain its positioning as a referent in the world. Otherwise its voice could be underestimated as already happened in Copenhage.
Looking at the future, the Main Objective of the Lisbon Treaty, entered into force past 1 December, is to empower EU International Position providing the Union with a stronger and more unified voice to the rest of the world.
For that propose It combines the functions of a New High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy with the Vice President of the Commission somultabeously. It consolidates as Official the figure of President of the Council beyond the semmianual nations government and It also creates a new External Action Service that seeks to facilitate the performance of this dual mission and provide more practical diplomatic assistance for citizens traveling outside the EU.

Leading the fight against Climate Change, developing an ambitious common Space Policy or ensure the security of Energy Supply, are other fundamental affairs in which the EU intends to excell from this agreement.

Operational Cooperation, Solidarity and Exterior Unified Representativeness are the leverage to achieve.
In this sense, State Members will be organised to work together in the prevention and protection from disasters both natural and manmade.
A new chapter is specifically devoted to energy in defining the core competencies and overall objectives of a common energy policy: the functioning of markets, supply security, efficiency and savings, development of renewables and European field networking. For the first time, there is a written principle whereby if a member country faces serious problems of energy supply, the others will help to source it.
The Treaty tries to strengthen the economic, social and territorial cohesion in the Union.In fact, the principle of territorial cohesion is first time included among the objectives of the EU. It highligths the role of regions and the new definition of the principle of subsidiarity by which the EU will act only where results can improve those reached in the Member States, referring to local and regional levels.
In the Commercial Field, It extends the European trade policy to foreign direct investment. The instruments of intellectual property – trademarks, designs, patents, copyrights – are considered essential to promote innovation, growth and common competitiveness. So, the Treaty of Lisbon establishes and provides uniform protection throughout the entire Union.

In the Development Support to unfauvored countries, the Lisbon Treaty establishes for the first time an independent legal basis for humanitarian aid, emphasizing its specificity and application of international humanitarian law principles such as impartiality and non-discrimination.

It explecetily states that the reduction and eradication of poverty are the main objective of the policy of the Union in the field of development cooperation. The Union must take this into account when implementing policies that could affect developing countries.
This policy honestly requires that development cooperation had its own entity avoiding not to be a mere supplement to the Common Foreign and Security Policy.

Will the State Members acquire with Determination all these principles to strongly provide a common rights field and a finally project an unique loud voice to the rest of the world?
Is time to take decisions together before nervously reacting apart facing natural, social or economic breachs? Hopefully it was the closure of the never ending cycle opened in Rome in 1954. Hopefully Europe becomes, at last,an undisputedlisbon reality.


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