Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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EU Reform Treaty: Germany and France want the ratification process to continue

European Union, 18.06.2008 - Following the rejection of Ireland to the Lisbon Treaty last week, is so far no plan for further action by the European Union (EU) to recognize. While the Irish Foreign Minister Michael Martin urges to respect the decision and considers it premature to address them, the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier sees no alternative to continue the ratification process. Even French politicians such as the EU-Secretary of State Jean-Pierre Jouyet consider it "the most important thing to save the ratification process." Berlin and Paris want to isolate Ireland as the only country of Refusals to still a consent to achieve. Concessions to the Irishman it is quite possible, so Jouyet proposes that Ireland could, for example, leaving the defense. The threat of militarization of the EU is one of the concerns of the other party.

The Irish Republic is the only one of the 27 Member States of the EU, will be voted in by referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon; decide on all other countries, the parliaments. 18 countries have already ratified the treaty, which was to replace the 2005 referenda in France and the Netherlands failed constitution negotiated in order to make the EU more effective and more democratic. As long as he, however, not all States is ratified, it can not connect as planned, 2009.

Great Britain and Austria have warned the Irish government to put in a tight spot. One should instead keep a cool head and give her the time they need for the right answer. It was important not to divide Europe, what happens through the isolation of Ireland, but together to find a solution. Quite different to the proposal from the French Exministerin Elisabeth Guigou: She envisages a kind of European "avant-garde" in front: will "Those who do not participate, has the right to do so. The other progress "+ + wikinews


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