Saturday, 27 September 2008

Lisbon Treaty ratification: Four hurdles

Pjotr Maciej Kaczýnski, Sebastian Kurpas and Peadar ó Broin have analysed the state of play in four EU member states, where the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon is on hold. ‘Ratification of the Lisbon Treaty ─ Ireland is not the only problem’ (EPIN Working Paper No. 18, published 24 September 2008; 16 pages) is available for downloading at:

The issues and the coalitions for and against ratification in Ireland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland are treated in some detail, which makes the publication essential reading for everyone interested in the uncertain future of European integration.

Sweden is mentioned briefly, but the autonomous areas Gibraltar (United Kingdom) and the Åland Islands (Finland) remain outside the scope of the paper.

Ralf Grahn