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Ratification of the Lisbon Treaty: Problems not only in Ireland. EPIN Working Papers No. 18, September 2008

Kaczyński, Piotr Maciej and Kurpas, Sebastian and ó Broin, Peadar. (2008) Ratification of the Lisbon Treaty: Problems not only in Ireland. EPIN Working Papers No. 18, September 2008. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    After the Irish voters rejected the Treaty of Lisbon in a public referendum on 12 June 2008, European Union leaders decided nevertheless to continue the ratification process, with the aim of achieving 26 ratifications by mid-October 2008. This plan failed, however, due to rising political and legal problems in a number of countries. Apart from its rejection in Ireland, the Treaty of Lisbon’s ratification is now being contested in the Constitutional Courts of Germany and the Czech Republic and it faces political challenges in the Czech Republic and Poland. This paper presents the state of play of the ratification process and the national debates in the four countries where the treaty’s future is most called into question: Ireland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Ireland
    Countries > Czech Republic
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > European elections/voting behavior
    Countries > Germany
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > Lisbon Treaty
    Countries > Poland
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > EPIN Working Papers
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2009
    Page Range: p. 16
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:14
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11475

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