P.H.D. in Law and Economics.
Human rights lawyer against the Franco dictatorship. MP in the
Constituent Spanish Congreso de los Diputados , Minister of
Trans-portation of the Government which carried to fruition the
negotiations for Spanish adhesion to the EC, MEP (1986-2008),
President of the European Parliament (1989-92)
Speaks six european languages
Author of several books about Europe. “Europe at the dawn of the
millenium”, " Europa, Pasión y Razón" "La Constitucionalización
del Poder Legislativo de la UE”
Jean Monnet Professor in the Universidad Castilla La Mancha,
President of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and of
the European Foundation for the Information Society.
The Treaty of Lisbon.
Charter of Fundamental Rights
of the European Union
Enrique Barón Crespo
FOREWORD BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL:
Herman Van Rompuy
The purpose of this book is intended to
serve as a handbook for consulting and explaining the Treaty of
In it, you will find the Charter of Fundamental Rights, which
becomes legally binding after the entry in force of the Treaty
of Lisbon. In fact, this Treaty consists of two Treaties,
presented in their consolidated versions: the Treaty of the
European Union (TEU), and the Treaty on the functioning of the
European Union (TFEU) and the protocols and declarations.
There is also an appendix of legal bases for codecision as the
normal legislative procedure of the European Union.
We hope that this presentation will facilitate the understanding
of these basic Texts that reflect the innovative and labyrinthal
complexity of the process of constructing Europe as a pioneer
democratic organization in the globalized world.