The Treaty of Lisbon — drafted as a replacement to the 2005 Constitutional Treaty and signed in 2007 by the leaders of the 27 European Union member states — describes itself as an agreement to “reform the functioning of the European Union… [it] sets out humanitarian assistance as a specific Commission competence.”
What the Lisbon Treaty actually created, however, was an authoritarian political system that infringes on human and political rights.
Take the mandate of the European Commission (EC), for instance. According to Article 17 of the Treaty:
“The Commission shall promote the general interest of the Union… In carrying out its responsibilities, the Commission shall be completely independent… the members of the Commission shall neither seek nor take instructions from any Government or other institution, body, office or entity.”