Ireland Says No to Lisbon Treaty

According to the Telegraph, the Irish government has now conceded defeat in the Lisbon Treaty referendum. This is pretty stunning, because the Lisbon Treaty was pretty much the last hope to get Europe back on track after what amounts to 12 years of paralyzed institutional construction. Ireland could conceivably be asked to conduct a do-over once the treaty is ratified by the rest of the member nations. But suffice it to say, I don’t think any of Europe’s foreign ministries are going to be taking the weekend off. I know there are a lot of Euro-skeptics, both in Europe and […]

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