Before Catherine Ashton can become an effective actor on the global stage, the European Union's new foreign policy chief needs to have in place the diplomatic service, ordained by the Lisbon treaty
Andrew Duff MEP
Now it's only Vaclas Klaus who holds out against Lisbon
A second rejection of the Lisbon Treaty would shunt Europe into a constitutional impasse
Andrew Duff discusses why European institutions and member states need to respect the European Parliament
The purgatory between two Treaties will be a difficult time for the EU. Andrew Duff MEP explains what the Czechs, who have yet to ratify the Lisbon Treaty, face at the start of their EU Presidency.