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Oct 152008

According to Europaportalen  (SW) the Swedish Parliament will discuss the Lisbon Treaty on Nov 20. The Swedish Parliament is the second last one to vote on the Treaty, the last one being the Czech Republic where the Treaty has been hijacked in internal political strife. Other points of uncertainty are Germany (!) where the Constitutional Court has yet to make its ruling and Poland where President Kaczyński is playing up again. It would be a good strategy to eliminate all these obstacles before trying to solve the Irish question where premature action could do much more harm than good.

Theoretically there would be a solid majority for the Treaty in the Swedish Parliament. However, the position of the Social Democrats remains uncertain. Many leading social democrats want to delay the decision until clarity has been created Continue reading »