EU leaders would be failing their citizens’ hopes and interests if they let uncertainty over the Lisbon Treaty weaken Europe’s fledgling foreign policy. A statement signed by 44 ECFR members
Despite having signed an SAA, Bosnia may no longer exist in ten years. More EU attention, not less is needed to fix things
As Britain moves to ratify the Lisbon treaty, EU politicians are wrong to threaten Ireland. We’re all in the same boat.
After the Irish no, EU leaders should avoid further introspection and move ahead with flexible integration. A comment piece in Italian from Il Riformista.
The “crisis” created by Ireland’s rejection of the Lisbon Treaty is pretty tame – the EU faces far greater dangers in East Africa. But Lisbon could help solve them.
Whatever the reasons for the Irish rejection of the Lisbon Treaty, the result is devastating for the EU both internally and externally
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.
An analysis of the Irish ‘no’ to the Lisbon Treaty, published in El Pais. In Spanish and English.
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 rejection of Lisbon by Irish voters would upset the delicate balance which has kept the much buffeted European ship afloat