Saturday, October 10, 2009

Surprise, surprise

So President Klaus has set a condition for his signature of the Lisbon Treaty - he wants to get an opt-out for his country from the Charter of Fundamental Rights. There's no way this concession will be granted. Is this the final curtain for the Treaty?

And am I allowed to say, "I told you so" yet?


Grahnlaw said...

If Klaus' real intention is to wreck the Lisbon Treaty, he can persist in requiring a full opt-out, which means treaty change and a new round of ratifications.

On the other hand, he might just want to string the EU member states along in prolonged negotiations, possibly before inventing some new "problem".

It would not be too hard, since imaginary problems seem to serve him just fine.

Joe Litobarski said...

Hehe, no way! ;-)

You can say "I told you so" if Klaus does actually wreck the treaty.

Klaus has to keep this up for 7 months, until the next British general election.

Let's see how the Czech court rules, though.