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Europe Says No

Check out this new pan-European campaign: “Europe Says No: No to Lisbon, Yes to Democracy” – http://www.europesaysno.org/As well as explaining in detail why the Treaty is so bad for democracy, there’s also a place to add your comments, and to show your…

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Following an interview with the Swedish Secretary of State for Europe, Maria Asenius, a headline on EurActiv(German) reads: “EU can function without Lisbon Treaty” (including quote marks).It reports that several “leading EU politicians digress from…

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For those of you unable to make it to Dublin for our recent event, “Europeans for Democracy”, which brought together various people from across the EU to discuss their reasons for rejecting Lisbon, you may wish to read the transcript or listen to an au…

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The ECJ strikes again

We’ve just come across another hugely significant ruling by the European Court of Justice on the EU’s Working Time Directive (WTD), which slipped largely under the radar last week. HR magazine People Management has the story.Essentially, in the latest …

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Astounding hypocrisy

The Vice-President of the European Commission Margot Wallstrom has today given an extraordinary interview to the Irish Herald, in which she attacks “false statements” from the ‘no’ side, and then goes on to pretend that Ireland is having a vote on its …

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The Wall Street Journal carries an interview today with Declan Ganley, who is back from the wildnerness to fight the Lisbon Treaty.His belief?”Approving the treaty would be a betrayal of those in France and the Netherlands—not to mention the millions…

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Sticking to the point

Just returned from Ireland where we hosted an extremely fruitful debate on the Lisbon Treaty with an excellent panel of speakers from across the EU. Many of the debates on Lisbon are being hijacked by irrelevant issues, such as Ireland’s membership of …

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Without a hint of irony…

European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek has flown to Dublin to tell the Irish people to beware of ‘outside’ influences telling them how to vote in next month’s Lisbon Treaty referendum. He described the Lisbon No campaign as “made up of marginal gr…

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