According to the treaty changes, the Parliament elects the head of the Commission, the EU's executive body
Following the treaty, Parliament and the Council have the same powers .
The Lisbon Treaty extended Parliament's legislative powers to more than 40 new fields and made it a lawmaker at the same level as the Council
International agreements - right to approve/reject
Parliament decides on the full budget, rather than on non-compulsory expenditure only
A new form of participatory democracy. Parliament sought to facilitate the procedures and committed itself to holding hearing for initiatives that have collected the required signatures