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The Lisbon Treaty: The End of the Foreign Office?

Chatham House, London

Event Documents


Paul Berman, Director, European Division and Cabinet Office Legal Advisor
Chair: Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Associate Fellow, International Law, Chatham House


Following the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty and the subsequent appointment of a new President of the European Council and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the speaker will discuss the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) provisions of the Treaty and the implications for the conduct of national foreign policy.

The meeting was held under the Chatham House Rule, and the discussion is therefore not recorded. However, the speaker subsequently agreed that an edited version of his remarks could be put on the web.