A Brief overview on EU institutional change from foundation to Lisbon

This article aims to examine EU institutional change focusing on four main political institutions (the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Council) and three EU Treaties (Treaties of Amsterdam, Nice and Lisbon). In this respect, firstly, it gives information briefly on EU institutional structure existing from the EU’s foundation to the acceptance of Treaty of Amsterdam(ToA). Secondly, it studies on the amendments and developments regarding the EU institutions in the ToA. Thirdly, it analyses the institutional reforms brought by the Treaty of Nice(ToN). Then, it evaluates what the Treaty of Lisbon brings for EU’s institutional future. In the conclusion part, it summarizes the main points of its analysis.