Lisbon 2 in Autumn '09?

The Telegraph are saying this is the likely day for our second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty. I must say, I like the name of the briefing paper: The Solution to the Irish Problem

An internal EU briefing paper, entitled The Solution to the Irish Problem, predicts that Dublin will accede to the re-run at a meeting of Europe’s leaders on October 15.

Ireland has been under French and German pressure to hold a second vote and Autumn 2009 has emerged as the favoured date among officials and diplomats ahead of the European Union summit on the future of the Lisbon Treaty next month.

Ireland has refused to deny that a second referendum could occur, following the ‘No’ vote in June.

The document has been written by an influential group of French officials, called Le Amis du Traite de Lisbonne or Friends of the Lisbon Treaty.

According to the briefing, a second Irish vote will follow a guarantee that Ireland will not lose its European Commissioner and “declarations” on neutrality, abortion and taxation – all issues that dominated the Irish campaign.

“The second Irish referendum could take place, on this new basis, during Autumn 2009, pushing back the coming into force of the Treaty of Lisbon until 2010,” says the document.

The text, by a senior European official called Jean-Guy Giraud, who is based in Paris, is widely regarded as reflecting the view in France, current holder of the EU’s rotating presidency.

Other EU officials have confirmed that next year’s Autumn referendum fixture is gaining ground in informal and formal talks between diplomats ahead of the summit next month.

“This date is the one being mentioned in discussions,” said a source.

Ireland’s referendum rejection on June 12 means that the Lisbon Treaty can not enter into force until all the EU’s 27 countries have ratified it.

2 thoughts on “Lisbon 2 in Autumn '09?”

  1. Message to irish people about Lisbon treaty:

    Lisbon treaty seems to be totally strange and deleting democracy or human rights?

    http://conservativehome.blogs.com/centreright/2008/01/lisbon-treaty-c.html

    I’ve read an article which states that police gets rights to shoot people in some situations.

    These kind of things are totalitarian politics.

    It also propably stops right to go on strike.

    http://www.no2lisbon.ie/en/press-centre/entry/160

    And all this in whole Europe…

    It is sad to notice that all other countries have accepted this treaty, but many governments have not even given people chance to vote about it.

    Irish government has given you this right,…anyway it is really strange that Ireland maybe votes again about this, and only after few months?(or 2009?)

    EU elite needs this YES, and they have ordered new voting?

    If this is true it shows how horrible secret elite rules EU, and what can we expect from the future?
    Lisbon treaty is basicly giving ‘Gestapo’-laws to EU-government, if needed?

    And they seem to need those laws fast?

    Vote NO, and save the world?

    F.ex. in many european countries media and politicians has almost 100% ignored discussions about this subject, and people are not even aware about whole thing?

    It is also good to remember that USA has now similar ‘mertial laws’ there, after 11th september 2001… ?

    EU security officials decide about all security matters of whole EU?

    Also there is some things which makes it very difficult for normal people to complain and get things corrected if there is wrongful handlings?

    I hope I am wrong, but this whole thing , and how it has been handled seems really wrong? And it is not a democratic way to handle politics.?

    http://www.europeanfoundation.org/docs/Treaty%20of%20Lisbon.htm

    Also small countries lose power
    because there will be less EP-representatives?

    ps.

    I am harassed so much all the time that this writing may include errors.

    -Tore Toivicco

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