EU political integration

All Standard Notes
17 Documents
DateDescription
05.03.2014European Union (Referendum) Bill 2013-14-progress of the bill
This Standard Note sets out progress on the European Union (Referendum) Bill 2013-4 introduced by the Conservative MP James Wharton, who was first in the ballot for Private Members' Bills. Research Paper 13/41 European Union (Referendum) Bill gives full background to the Bill.
17.01.2014The Commission Work Programme 2014
The European Commission's Work Programme for 2014 sets out four priority areas in which it intends to act: economic and monetary union, sustainable growth, justice and security and external action. The UK Government broadly supports the programme but has some specific concerns and reservations.
29.01.2013Regulation of Referendums
This Note sets out the mechanics for holding referendums. It summarises the applicable provisions of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA) which regulate publicity and campaigning.
13.11.2012Referendums on the European Union
This Note charts the referendums on EU matters held in candidate and Member States since 1972, with brief details on turnout and results.
24.07.2012The UK and Europe: time for a new relationship?
This note looks at views on a referendum on the UK's EU membership, and government, parliamentary and public views on the UK's future relations with the EU.
07.12.2011Repatriating EU powers to Member States
The EU Treaties as amended by the Lisbon Treaty provides for the first time a Treaty base for the return, as well as the increase, of powers. Either would in all likelihood require a Treaty amendment.
20.10.2011In brief: leaving the European Union
The Lisbon Treaty allows EU Member States to leave the European Union. However, the process, as yet untested, would in all likelihood not be straightforward and would involve negotiating a new relationship for the UK with the EU.
05.07.2011The European Union Bill 2010-11: Lords Committee and Report Stages
This Note looks at Lords amendments to the European Union Bill 2010-11 covering Committee and Report stages, and Third Reading.
07.02.2011The Government's Policy on Europe
This Note looks at the Government's policy on Europe: first, at the election manifestos of the two parties, the Coalition Programme for Government and the Government's response since May 2010 to matters concerning the EU.
19.11.2009The Lisbon Strategy
The Lisbon Strategy. By Dominic Webb. SN/EP/3404.
09.11.2009The Lisbon Treaty: ratification by the Czech Republic
This Note looks at the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon by the Czech Republic.
10.02.2009The Reflection Group Horizon 2020-2030
This Note considers the Reflection Group established by the European Council in December 2007 to discuss the future of Europe.
20.01.2009The Lisbon Treaty: the final four
This Note looks at progress in the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon which was signed in December 2007. It updates Research paper 08/66, "The Treaty of Lisbon: an Uncertain Future" 30 July 2008, in this regard.
19.12.2008Progress on Enlargement at a Glance: 2008
This Note looks at the European Commission's latest progress report on EU candidate and potential candidate states.
18.12.2008The Lisbon Treaty: the European Council and prospects for Irish ratification
This Note looks at the discussions in Ireland, the European Union Institutions and other Member States about the prospects for Irish ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon. It considers the declarations on concessions agreed by the European Council on 11-12 December 2008 which are intended to facilitate Irish ratification in 2009.
20.11.2008Eurosceptic campaigns alleging the abolition of Westminster
This Note looks at a few eurosceptic campaigns alleging that the EU will remove England from the map of Europe and abolish the government and parliament at Westminster. It considers the EU instruments linked to such allegations.
10.05.2004IGC 2004: issues surrounding UK ratification of the European Constitution
IGC 2004: issues surrounding UK ratification of the European Constitution. By Vaughne Miller. SN/IA/3040.
All Research Papers
20 Documents
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01.07.2013Leaving the EU
The Treaty on European Union provides for a Member State to leave the EU, either on the basis of a negotiated withdrawal agreement or without one. If the UK were to leave the EU following a referendum, it is likely that the Government would negotiate an agreement with the EU, which would probably contain transitional arrangements as well as provide for the UK's long-term future relations with the EU. There is no precedent for such an agreement, but it would in all likelihood come at the end of complex and lengthy negotiations.
30.07.2008The Treaty of Lisbon: an uncertain future
On 12 June 2008 the Republic or Ireland voted against ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon, throwing the EU into uncertain waters once again. Although most Member States, including the UK, have continued with the ratification processes, the future of the Lisbon Treaty remains uncertain.
24.01.2008The Treaty of Lisbon: amendments to the Treaty on European Union
06.12.2007The Treaty of Lisbon: amendments to the Treaty establishing the European Community.
22.11.2007The EU Reform Treaty: amendments to the Treaty on European Union
The EU Reform Treaty: amendments to the Treaty on European Union. House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/80.
24.07.2007EU Reform: a new treaty or an old constitution?
13.06.2005The Future of the European Constitution
The Future of the European Constitution. House of Commons Library Research paper 05/45.
03.02.2005European Union Bill (Bill 45 of 2004/05)
06.09.2004The Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe: part 1
The Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe: part 1. House of Commons Library Research Paper 04/66.
12.06.2003The Convention on the Future of Europe: institutional reform
The Convention on the Future of Europe: institutional reform. House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/56.
18.03.2003Convention on the Future of Europe
The Convention on the Future of Europe: proposals for a European Constitution. House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/23.
14.02.2003The convention on the future of Europe:the deliberating phase
The convention on the future of Europe: the deliberating phase. House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/16.
04.12.2002European Parliament (Representation) Bill (HL 7 2002/03)
European Parliament (Representation) Bill ( Bill 7 of 2002/03).House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/78.
08.03.2002Laeken declaration and the convention on the future of Europe
The Laeken declaration and the convention on the future of Europe. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/14.
28.06.2001European Communities (Amendment) Bill 2001/02
The European Communities (Amendment) Bill: implementing the Treaty of Nice. House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/61.
21.06.2001Irish Referendum on the Treaty of Nice
The Irish referendum on the Treaty of Nice. House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/57.
01.05.2001Treaty of Nice and the future of europe debate
The Treaty of Nice and the future of Europe debate. House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/49.
21.11.2000IGC 2000 enhanced cooperation
IGC 2000: enhanced co-operation. House of Commons Research Paper 00/88.
27.10.2000IGC 2000: from Feira to Biarritz
IGC 2000: from Feira to Biarritz. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/83.
19.04.2000Intergovernmental conference 2000
Intergovernmental Conference 2000: the main agenda. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/49.