Com os resultados do referendo irlandês o Tratado de Lisboa vai ficar morto e enterrado. Seguem-se os próximos episódios porque talvez mais Europeus desejem poder-se pronunciar sobre o dito cujo Tratado, dado os governos o estarem a aprovar sem auscultarem previamente os cidadãos.
que existe no depoimento do PR algum “desencontro” relativamente ao artigo do The Guardian de ontem (segundo os meus mestres ingleses do passado, um periódico isento) :
The European commission president, José Manuel Barroso, said he believed the treaty was still “alive”, but was immediately contradicted by Luxembourg’s prime minister, Jean-Claude Juncker – the longest serving leader in the EU - who said the Irish vote meant it could not enter into force in January 2009 as planned
Richard Bruton, the deputy leader of Ireland’s main opposition party, Fine Gael, which backed the treaty, laid part of the blame for the defeat at the door of leading EU figures.
He criticised Barroso for what he claimed was his “lack of clarity” on issues such as tax harmonisation. One of the no camp’s main lines of attack was to claim the Lisbon deal would result in Ireland having to give up its special low capital tax status, which has been held up as a significant factor in attracting foreign investment and fuelling the so-called Celtic Tiger.
“There was also the problem of the obscurity of the treaty. Those who draft such documents should be able to make them easy to ready for ordinary people,” Bruton said. Maria A. nos Comentários de educar.wordpress.com, Junho 14, 2008 at 10:00 pm