An essay is presented on the political and social conditions in the European Union (EU) as of July 2011, focusing on the impact felt by the EU from the 2007 signing of the Treaty of Lisbon which amends the Treaty of Maastricht. A historical overview of the EU is presented, as well as information on the requirement that the EU countries abide by the terms of the European Convention on Human Rights.
James D. Dinnage,
The European Union after Lisbon: Is the Ugly Duckling a Swan Yet,
Vill. L. Rev.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.villanova.edu/vlr/vol56/iss3/2