Member States must enact Lisbon Treaty

Oxford think tank calls on Ireland to step out of EU into EFTA

(Oxford, 13 June 2008) Recognizing the Lisbon Treaty’s fundamental importance to the unity, legitimacy, and effectiveness of the European Union and its overwhelming democratic support through ratification by 18 Member States, the national leaders meeting in the European Council in Bruxelles on 19-20 June 2008 must now act calmly, responsibly, and confidently to ensure its scheduled coming into effect on 1 January 2009 by letting the remaining 8 Member States complete ratification while facilitating Ireland immediately but temporarily stepping out of the EU into the EFTA, says a think tank based in Oxford.

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OCGG Government Recommendation No 5 (PDF)