"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 24 July 2009

Poland & The Lisbon Treaty

Poland is the recipient of intense love-bombing at the moment. One of the few remaining obstacles to implementation of the Lisbon Treaty looks likely to fall with the news that the EU (in the form of the European Commission) has retrospectively given its blessing to a package of 'illegal' state aid for the Gdansk shipyard and a restructuring plan.

President Lech Kaczynski has already signed the Treaty and all that remains is for it to be lodged in Rome. He's previously stated that he'll await the outcome of the Irish referendum but this sweetener from the EC, together with the election of Jerzy Buzek as President of the EP less than two weeks ago, might conceivably change his stance.

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