Salvage operation

Whatever the reasons for the Irish rejection of the Lisbon Treaty, the result is devastating for the EU both internally and externally

Saving global Europe

Europe’s citizens – and the world – need an EU that can act more effectively abroad. Failure by European leaders to create such a Union would have serious repercussions.

The Naked Emperor

An analysis of the Irish ‘no’ to the Lisbon Treaty, published in El Pais. In Spanish and English.

Ireland’s creative destruction

With an Irish “No” to Lisbon, others should continue the ratification process and European leaders keep focus on how to make the EU an effective global player

The prospect of an Irish ‘no’

The rejection of Lisbon by Irish voters would upset the delicate balance which has kept the much buffeted European ship afloat