Sunday, June 22, 2008

Accusation of Blackmailing over the EU Lisbon Treaty

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Nicolas Sarkozy has been accused of putting the brakes on European Union expansion in a desperate attempt to salvage the Lisbon Treaty.

Excerpts - The French president, who came up with the idea of the Treaty, a watered-down version of the rejected EU constitution, said: "It is certain that as long as we have not solved the institutional problem, the question of enlargement is stopped de jure or de facto."

A Tory Euro-MP and his party’s spokesman on foreign affairs in the European Parliament, said: "This is just blackmail on the Irish and everyone else who wants enlargement. He wants to put pressure on the Irish, to make them feel guilty and to push them into a second vote.” ...Telegraph UK

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1 comment:

Willbert said...

Blackmailing or Brownmailing?

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