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Conference Urges Parliaments to Make Use of Reform Treaty

Ljubljana, 11 January - The Lisbon Treaty will increase the role of national parliaments, but it will be these parliaments that will have to know how to use their new powers to influence EU policies, an international conference as part of Slovenia's EU presidency agreed on Friday.

Ljubljana.
International conference on the role of national parliaments in the EU.
Parliament speakers Norbert Lammert and France Cukjati (left).
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana.
International conference on the role of national parliaments in the EU.
Portuguese speaker Jaime da Gama.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana.
International conference on the role of national parliaments in the EU.
Portuguese speaker Jaime da Gama.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana.
International conference on the role of national parliaments in the EU.
President of Germany's Bundestag Norbet Lammert.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana.
International conference on the role of national parliaments in the EU.
President of Germany's Bundestag Norbet Lammert.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana.
International conference on the role of national parliaments in the EU.
Parliament speakers Norbert Lammert and France Cukjati (left).
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana.
International conference on the role of national parliaments in the EU.
Parliament speakers Norbert Lammert and France Cukjati (left).
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana.
International conference on the role of national parliaments in the EU.
Parliament speakers Norbert Lammert and France Cukjati (left).
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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