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2011/0815(NLE) Treaty of Lisbon: concerns of the Irish people in the areas of right to life, family, education, taxation and military neutrality. Protocol

Progress: Procedure completed, awaiting publication in Official Journal

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead AFCO RANGEL Paulo (icon: PPE PPE) MOREIRA Vital (icon: S&D S&D), DUFF Andrew (icon: ALDE ALDE), SØNDERGAARD Søren Bo (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), MESSERSCHMIDT Morten (icon: EFD EFD)
Committee Opinion AFET
Committee Opinion ECON
Committee Opinion LIBE
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Events

2012/05/11
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
2012/05/11
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2012/05/04
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
Details

The Commission has delivered a favourable opinion on a draft European Council decision in favour of examining the proposed amendment of the Treaties concerning the addition of a Protocol on the concerns of the Irish people on the Treaty of Lisbon.

2012/04/18
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2012/04/18
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 586 votes to 26, with 34 abstentions, a resolution on the draft protocol on the concerns of the Irish people on the Treaty of Lisbon (Article 48(3) of the Treaty on European Union).

Parliament agrees with a European Council decision in favour of examining the proposed amendments to the Treaties.

Documents
2012/03/22
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Constitutional Affairs adopted the report drafted by Paulo RANGEL (EPP, PT) on the draft protocol on the concerns of the Irish people on the Treaty of Lisbon (Article 48(3) of the Treaty on European Union).

The Committee agrees with a European Council decision in favour of examining the proposed amendments to the Treaties.

Documents
2012/03/20
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2012/03/06
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2012/02/09
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2012/01/25
   EP - Responsible Committee
2011/11/15
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2011/10/06
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to revise the Treaties with respect to the inclusion of a Protocol on the concerns of the Irish people on the Treaty of Lisbon.

PROPOSED ACT: Draft Protocol on the concerns of the Irish people on the Treaty of Lisbon.

CONTENT: on 19 June 2009, the Heads of State or Government of the 27 Member States of the European Union, meeting within the European Council, adopted a decision on the concerns of the Irish people on the Lisbon Treaty on the right to life, family and education, taxation, and the security and defence.

The Heads of State or Government also stated that at time of the conclusion of the next Accession Treaty, they would set out the provisions of this Decision in a Protocol to be attached in accordance with their respective constitutional requirements, to the Treaty on the European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

According to what was decided by the Heads of State or Government on 20 July 2011, the Irish Government submitted to the Council a draft for the revision of treaties with respect to the inclusion of a Protocol on the concerns of the Irish people on the Treaty of Lisbon .

The Draft under review reproduces the text of the decision of the Heads of State or Government. Its main elements are the following:

Right to life, family and education : the Protocol stipulates that nothing in the Treaty of Lisbon attributing legal status to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, or in the provisions of that Treaty in the area of Freedom, Security and Justice affects in any way the scope and applicability of the protection of the right to life, the protection of the family in Article 41 and the protection of the rights in respect of education provided by the Constitution of Ireland.

Taxation : nothing in the Treaty of Lisbon makes any change of any kind, for any Member State, to the extent or operation of the competence of the European Union in relation to taxation.

Security and Defence : the draft Protocol stipulates, inter alia, the following points:

the Union's common security and defence policy does not prejudice the security and defence policy of each Member State, including Ireland, or the obligations of any Member State; the Treaty of Lisbon does not affect or prejudice Ireland's traditional policy of military neutrality; any decision to move to a common defence will require a unanimous decision of the European Council. It would be a matter for the Member States, including Ireland, to decide, in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty of Lisbon and with their respective constitutional requirements, whether or not to adopt a common defence; the Treaty of Lisbon does not provide for the creation of a European army or for conscription to any military formation; it will be a matter for Ireland or any other Member State, to decide, in accordance with any domestic legal requirements, whether or not to participate in any military operation.

Documents

Documents

AmendmentsDossier
10 2011/0815(NLE)
2012/03/06 AFCO 10 amendments...
source: PE-483.828

History

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      • PURPOSE: to revise the Treaties with respect to the inclusion of a Protocol on the concerns of the Irish people on the Treaty of Lisbon.

        PROPOSED ACT: Draft Protocol on the concerns of the Irish people on the Treaty of Lisbon.

        CONTENT: on 19 June 2009, the Heads of State or Government of the 27 Member States of the European Union, meeting within the European Council, adopted a decision on the concerns of the Irish people on the Lisbon Treaty on the right to life, family and education, taxation, and the security and defence.

        The Heads of State or Government also stated that at time of the conclusion of the next Accession Treaty, they would set out the provisions of this Decision in a Protocol to be attached in accordance with their respective constitutional requirements, to the Treaty on the European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

        According to what was decided by the Heads of State or Government on 20 July 2011, the Irish Government submitted to the Council a draft for the revision of treaties with respect to the inclusion of a Protocol on the concerns of the Irish people on the Treaty of Lisbon.

        The Draft under review reproduces the text of the decision of the Heads of State or Government. Its main elements are the following:

        Right to life, family and education: the Protocol stipulates that nothing in the Treaty of Lisbon attributing legal status to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, or in the provisions of that Treaty in the area of Freedom, Security and Justice affects in any way the scope and applicability of the protection of the right to life, the protection of the family in Article 41 and the protection of the rights in respect of education provided by the Constitution of Ireland.

        Taxation: nothing in the Treaty of Lisbon makes any change of any kind, for any Member State, to the extent or operation of the competence of the European Union in relation to taxation.

        Security and Defence: the draft Protocol stipulates, inter alia, the following points:

        • the Union's common security and defence policy does not prejudice the security and defence policy of each Member State, including Ireland, or the obligations of any Member State;
        • the Treaty of Lisbon does not affect or prejudice Ireland's traditional policy of military neutrality;
        • any decision to move to a common defence will require a unanimous decision of the European Council. It would be a matter for the Member States, including Ireland, to decide, in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty of Lisbon and with their respective constitutional requirements, whether or not to adopt a common defence;
        • the Treaty of Lisbon does not provide for the creation of a European army or for conscription to any military formation;
        • it will be a matter for Ireland or any other Member State, to decide, in accordance with any domestic legal requirements, whether or not to participate in any military operation.
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      • PURPOSE: to revise the Treaties with respect to the inclusion of a Protocol on the concerns of the Irish people on the Treaty of Lisbon.

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        The Draft under review reproduces the text of the decision of the Heads of State or Government. Its main elements are the following:

        Right to life, family and education: the Protocol stipulates that nothing in the Treaty of Lisbon attributing legal status to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, or in the provisions of that Treaty in the area of Freedom, Security and Justice affects in any way the scope and applicability of the protection of the right to life, the protection of the family in Article 41 and the protection of the rights in respect of education provided by the Constitution of Ireland.

        Taxation: nothing in the Treaty of Lisbon makes any change of any kind, for any Member State, to the extent or operation of the competence of the European Union in relation to taxation.

        Security and Defence: the draft Protocol stipulates, inter alia, the following points:

        • the Union's common security and defence policy does not prejudice the security and defence policy of each Member State, including Ireland, or the obligations of any Member State;
        • the Treaty of Lisbon does not affect or prejudice Ireland's traditional policy of military neutrality;
        • any decision to move to a common defence will require a unanimous decision of the European Council. It would be a matter for the Member States, including Ireland, to decide, in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty of Lisbon and with their respective constitutional requirements, whether or not to adopt a common defence;
        • the Treaty of Lisbon does not provide for the creation of a European army or for conscription to any military formation;
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