Better read this then Casper. I'm sure you can find plenty to keep you occupied. Snippets posted. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/factsheets/en/sheet/5/the-treaty-of-lisbon
when you see the words, 'exclusive competence' you can refer to this. http://en.euabc.com/word/476
and you will read this... ' Exclusive competence '
When the EU has an exclusive competence member states are not permitted to make their own laws concerning that area.
If the EU has a shared competence both the EU and the member states may make laws, but EU law has primacy over any adopted national law, and may override the right to make national laws in the area covered by an EU law.
Article 3 TFEU of the Lisbon Treaty defines the following areas as exclusive EU competences: the competition rules within the internal market, the customs union, the common commercial policy, monetary policy for the Euro countries, the conservation of marine biological resources under the common fishing policy and the conclusion of international agreements as exclusive competences if the EU has a corresponding internal competencehttp://en.euabc.com/word/577
The Lisbon Treaty made the "internal market" a shared competence (Art. 4 TFEU). EU law therefore suppress member states' existing legislation and right to legislate in these areas. Necesarry competition rules for the functioning of the internal market are an exclusive competence of the Union (Art. 3 TFEU) and therefore member states may not legislate http://en.euabc.com/word/2077
(easier read) and an A-Z index.
THe Lisbon Treaty includes virtually all of the provisions of the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe which was rejected by French and Dutch voters in referendums in 2005. Instead of being adopted directly in the proposed EU Constituion, they were adopted indirectly in the form of amendments to the existing treaties in what was called The Lisbon Treaty.The term Lisbon Treaty is now generally used to refer to the Consolidated EU Treaties - all the treaties and amendments governing European integration from the Treaty of Rome up to the present time.
The Lisbon Treaty has been changed a few times since 2009 because of the financial crisis. It has followed the Nice Treaty, the Treaty of Amsterdam, the Treaty of Maastricht, The Single European Act and the Treaty of Rome. All treaties have given the EU more powers and introduced more majority voting at the supranational level.
The Lisbon Treaty established 106 new powers for the EU, and 68 new areas for decision by qualified majority in the Counciland this at the bottom of the page ! Did anyone tell us ?
507 million EU citizens have been equipped with an additional EU citizenship on top of their national citizenship. One can only be a citizen of a state