The Irish Opt Out from the Lisbon Treaty? Lessons of the Danish Experience

Ian Manners, Mette Buskjær Christensen

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Ireland has been facing some of the same challenges as when the Danes rejected the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. A solution to the ratification crisis that could satisfy both the Irish people and the remaining member states needed to be found. A way of addressing the concern of the citizens needed to be identified. There are a number of interesting similarities between the two cases, and hence, also lessons to be learned for both Ireland and Denmark
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIIS Brief
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherInstitut for Internationale Studier / Dansk Center for Internationale Studier og Menneskerettigheder
Publication dateDec 2008
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes

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