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Ireland’s plan to resurrect the Lisbon Treaty to be unveiled at the Brussels summit. CEPS Commentaries, 4 December 2008

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  • Ireland
  • European Elections/Voting Behavior
  • Lisbon Treaty
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  • Economics
  • Law

Abstract

Ireland’s fiscal position has severely degraded by the global financial crisis and the Government has been forced to introduce austerity measures not seen for a quarter of a century. Now, in advance of the European Council’s December summit, expectations are growing that the Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen will provide a clear roadmap for an Irish solution to the EU’s constitutional dilemma and enable the EU to resolve the impasse created by the Irish electorate’s rejection of the Treaty in June.

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