Friday, June 13, 2008

Estonia ratifies the treaty

The Estonian Riigikogu ratified the Treaty of Lisbon on Wednesday, 11 June, following a number of other countries, though not, as it happens, Germany, where the presidential signature awaits a decision from the Karlsruhe court. Estonian argument that the Constitutional Reform Lisbon Treaty will give the country a great deal of benefit, for instance, in such matters as a common energy policy is seriously misguided. Experience tells one that a common European Union energy policy is likely to follow the German line and give in to all Russia's demands. That is unlikely to make Estonia or the other Baltic states feel safe or happy.

Awaiting final results from the Irish referendum. The No side seems set to win but the plans for circumventing that are afoot.

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