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Inching towards a Second Irish Referendum. CEPS Commentaries, 15 December 2008

Kurpas, Sebastian and Kaczyński, Piotr Maciej. (2008) Inching towards a Second Irish Referendum. CEPS Commentaries, 15 December 2008. [Policy Paper]

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    Since the Irish rejection of the Treaty of Lisbon on 12 June 2008, the European decision-making machinery has done what it does best: cooling down a hot political debate and carefully building a consensus. The European Summit has now determined what concessions will be made to the Irish in exchange for their ratification of the treaty: the College of Commissioners will continue to comprise one member per country beyond the year 2014 and Ireland will receive “necessary legal guarantees” on certain sensitive matters. Despite this progress, however, the authors warn that it may prove inadequate to extract approval from the Irish in a second referendum.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Ireland
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > European elections/voting behavior
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > Lisbon Treaty
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Commentaries
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 22 May 2009
    Page Range: p. 1
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:12

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