The Role of National Parliaments in Regional Policy under the Treaty of Lisbon

15-03-2010

This note describes the impact of the Treaty of Lisbon on Regional Policy in general and on the role of National Parliaments in particular. The introduction of new provisions concerns the legislative procedures, the scope and the governance system of Regional Policy. Despite some limitations, the overall political impact of the Lisbon Treaty could lead to a strengthening of national and European parliamentary recognition in the EU decision-making process.

This note describes the impact of the Treaty of Lisbon on Regional Policy in general and on the role of National Parliaments in particular. The introduction of new provisions concerns the legislative procedures, the scope and the governance system of Regional Policy. Despite some limitations, the overall political impact of the Lisbon Treaty could lead to a strengthening of national and European parliamentary recognition in the EU decision-making process.