October 2009, Year I, n. 5
Innovate in the footsteps of tradition. The real challenge faced by Institutions.
Telos: The Irish vote has boosted the Lisbon Treaty. The envisaged institutional changes it lays down will make a big difference. It has strengthened democratic participation, but above all it has created two new posts: the President of the European Council - a position which no longer rotates with the Presidency of the Semester - and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, who will act as Vice President of the Commission and will chair the Foreign Affairs Council. What do you make of these novelties?
Giulio Andreotti: They are real novelties in a very balanced and constructive development process which includes gradually strengthening the federal and supranational status of European Institutions. This process involves tackling the challenges faced by contemporary society and giving European citizens a better quality of life by creating political ... more