- Mar 20, 2005
Eurobserver is reporting that Hungary and Austria are opposing the concessions made to the Czech republic in return for the President signing the Lisbon Treaty last year. These concessions included an optout from the Charter of Fundamental Rights. That raises serious questions about whether Brussels will abide by the 'guarantees' to Ireland during the Lisbon II campaign last year, as these guarantees are not in any EU Treaty - despite promises to do so.
Are we next? Were the promises that the guarantees would be enshrined in the Treaties a ruse to get Lisbon past us? The renewal of pressure from German MEPs to end the 12.5% corpoiration-tax this week - using the excuse that the situation has 'changed' since Lisbon represents bad faith on the part of Brussels and does not bode well for the Irish 'tax guarantees' or those on neutrality. It seems the no side have been proven right all along.Euobserver.com said:Lidove Noviny says that a rights charter opt out obtained by Czech President Klaus as a condition for signing the Lisbon Treaty is being opposed by Austria and Hungary. Klaus got the opt-out after citing concerns that the treaty may allow Sudeten Germans to recover property confiscated after WWII.