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Treaty of Lisbon

The Treaty of Lisbon amended the EU's two core treaties, the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community. It was signed on December 13, 2007 and entered into force on December 1, 2009.

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Analysis Brief

Considering the PetroEuro

Author: Lee Hudson Teslik

Some OPEC states say oil should be sold in euros, not dollars. The switch could have a substantial economic impact for oil states and the United States.

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Turks at Europe’s Gates

Author: Lee Hudson Teslik

Turkey’s new president seeks to reinvigorate his country’s efforts to gain EU membership, but major rifts appear to outweigh limited signs of progress.

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Delicate Papal Visit to Turkey

Pope Benedict XVI makes his first visit to a majority Muslim state, Turkey, on November 28. The trip’s original aim was to build ties with Christian Orthodox leaders but the pope’s recent comments on faith, reason, and Islam—as well as Turkey’s EU accession—are likely to resonate throughout.

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