We have to make an effort to explain why in terms of politics, why in terms of policies, why in terms of cultural advantages - the enlargements and the reunification of Europe are a wonderful idea...

Interview with Íñigo Méndez de Vigo MEP (Spain)

Key Issue: The Lisbon Treaty

20 February 2008
EPP-ED Group Briefing
Íñigo Méndez de Vigo MEP (EPP-ED, Spain) speaking on the Lisbon Treaty
The European Parliament has given the green light to the Lisbon Treaty on Wednesday 20th February on the basis of a report tabled by EPP-ED Spokesman in the Constitutional Affairs Committee, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo MEP.
The report considers that the new treaty will substantially improve democracy in the EU, strengthen the roles of both the European Parliament and national parliaments, enhance the rights of European citizens and improve the effective functioning of the Union's institutions.

Press release:
20/02/2008 European Parliament approves the Lisbon Treaty. Íñigo Méndez de Vigo MEP en
20/02/2008 The Treaty of Lisbon gives Europe the tools to carry out reforms. Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP-ED Group enfr

Report on the Treaty of Lisbon (pre-vote) en
EPP-ED site on the Committee on Constitutional Affairs
Commission site on the Lisbon Treaty