Wednesday, 10 March 2010

New verbs in the EU: (to) lisbonise


Found in a Council document (page 2):
"This text – already "Lisbonised" – was drafted taking into account the comments made by the delegations during the meeting of the Working Party [...]. COM said it would re-submit in due course a "fully Lisbonised" proposal [...]."
I agree with Kattebel: This eurospeak sounds like a disease - and I suppose that this is how the Council feels having lost power under the Lisbon Treaty.

Welcome to the new European Union - it's "Lisbonised".

PS.: Let's invent more funny verbs that we could propose to the Council and the other institutions - the comments' section is open!

10 comments:

Martin said...

Just like we too often have to hear that the heads of gov't counciled the hell out of the EU, leaving the Europeans behind.

Martin said...

But since we're now lisbonised we will totally ep our rights back.

Julien Frisch said...

Do I hear the proposals:

(to) council the hell out of the EU
(to) ep

Anne le Maignan said...

"New verbs in the EU: (to) lisbonise"
Puisqu'on ne peut plus adoniser alors on lisbonise.

Joe Litobarski said...

Verbs: Hermanisation, Barrosification and Ashtonisation

Yes, they counciled the hell out of the EU before it was lisbonised, but we can't just EP our rights back because the Council's been Hermanised and the Commission's totally Barrosified. Thank God nobody's been Ashtonised.

Andreas said...

Hellanated
Committeed

The paper was committeed to avoid a hellanisation of the lisbonised single market and hermanise the approach in line with the barrosification strategies of the 2020 vision (twenty percent vision, 20 years of wasting money). The briefly discussed ashtonisation was councilled the hell out of the debate and completely discarded.

pstrempel said...

Julien, you shall be amsterdamned for starting this debate!

HughBS said...

Could grabbing the limelight by viciously attacking a proposal/party/person now be known as "faraging"?

Anne le Maignan said...

j'avais oublié, félicitations pour le choix de la photo.
Il ne mnque plus qu'un peu de musique et du fado
★.•**•.¸(¯`•.¸★......★¸.•`¯)¸.•**•.★

Julien said...

Today, Cecilia Malmström has used the word "lisbonised" in an official press conference. It is now official eurospeak, it seems...