Policy areas

The Lisbon Treaty 2.0 addresses two main concerns over the previous treaty

"Ever closer union" no more

The proven inertia of European institutions in Brussels proved counter-productive. Many member states and individual citizens disapproved the supra-national powers handed over to the Commission and affliates. We are allowing each country to phase out European Regulations for their own, so they can negotiate better deals for themselves in a global world of opportunities.

Minimising the costs of welfare policies

The EU provided rights in social areas that proved too uncompetitive for today's landscape. The number of days of paid vacation and maternity leave, unemployment benefits and universal health access proved a big obstacle for economic development. We're letting each state opt out of these benefits, and set their own welfare regulations, so they can follow policies that prove more competitive at a world scale.

Public gatherings

In celebration of the next step in a more economically and democratically liberal European Union, the EC is promoting public gatherings in each member state on December 13, 2016, at 14h00, local times. See below for the meeting spaces in your country.

Austria

  • Vienna Karlsplatz

Belgium

  • Brussels Grand Place

Bulgaria

  • Sofia Atanas Burov

Croatia

  • Zagreb Trg bana Josipa Jelačića

Cyprus

  • Nicosia Plateía Solomoú

Czech Republic

  • Prague Staroměstské náměstí

Denmark

  • Copenhagen Amagertorv Plads

Estonia

  • Talinn Vabaduse väljak

Finland

  • Helsinki Kauppatori

France

  • Paris Place du Carrousel

Germany

  • Berlin Pariser Platz
  • Hamburg Rathausmarkt
  • Munich Marienplatz

Greece

  • Athens Plateía Syntagma

Hungary

  • Budapest Szabadság tér

Ireland

  • Dublin Merrion Square

Italy

  • Milan Piazza Mercanti
  • Rome Piazza di Spagna

Latvia

  • Riga Doma laukums

Lithuania

  • Vilnius Lukiškių aikštė

Luxembourg

  • Luxembourg City Place d'Armes

Malta

  • Valetta Misraħ ir-Repubblika

Netherlands

  • Amsterdam Centraal Station Plein

Poland

  • Krakow Rynek Główny
  • Warsaw plac Zamkowy w Warszawie

Portugal

  • Lisbon Praça do Município
  • Porto Avenida dos Aliados

Romania

  • Bucharest Piaţa Victoriei

Slovakia

  • Bratislava Hlavné námestie

Slovenia

  • Ljubljana Prešernov trg

Spain

  • Barcelona Plaza d'Espanya
  • Madrid Puerta del Sol

Sweden

  • Stockholm Stortorget

Bring your own celebratory poster

Show your support to the new hassle-free European Union. Print your own poster and bring it to a public gathering or share it with your friends online.