Friday 20 March 2009

Is the Lisbon Treaty a hostage to US-Russian relations?

I would like to think not, but a report from EurActiv sadly suggests that EU politics are not subject to the decisions of European countries. And where are the effects of this diplomatic positioning being felt? Prague.

I've long since lost the impression that there was an effective government in the Czech Republic - does it get many laws passed, or is it just treaties that it has problems with?


  1. I see that you have been thinking along the same lines as I (although you posted earlier).

    Do you think that Czech citizens might wake up some day to reflect on how their government is doing in Europe (and at home)?

  2. Well, off the top of my head I remember reading about a Czech poll saying that something like 2/3 of the Czech public would like to see the Treaty passed; perhaps because of their position as president of the European Council.

    I have no idea how the government is doing domestically.