Czech Republic Cancels Referendum Plans

The Czech Republic, which hadn’t taken a final decision about how to implement the ratification process, will now not be organising a referendum. At least that is what the PM Jiri Paroubek is saying:

“Czech Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek said a decision by the UK to suspend a referendum on the EU constitution coupled with the French and Dutch rejections made a vote in his country ‘impossible’ for now.

In an interview with the BBC, broadcast Monday night, Paroubek — an advocate of the landmark treaty — also said he was ‘disappointed’ with the British move.”

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Edward 'the bonobo is a Catalan economist of British extraction. After being born, brought-up and educated in the United Kingdom, Edward subsequently settled in Barcelona where he has now lived for over 15 years. As a consequence Edward considers himself to be "Catalan by adoption". He has also to some extent been "adopted by Catalonia", since throughout the current economic crisis he has been a constant voice on TV, radio and in the press arguing in favor of the need for some kind of internal devaluation if Spain wants to stay inside the Euro. By inclination he is a macro economist, but his obsession with trying to understand the economic impact of demographic changes has often taken him far from home, off and away from the more tranquil and placid pastures of the dismal science, into the bracken and thicket of demography, anthropology, biology, sociology and systems theory. All of which has lead him to ask himself whether Thomas Wolfe was not in fact right when he asserted that the fact of the matter is "you can never go home again".

2 thoughts on “Czech Republic Cancels Referendum Plans

  1. A bit of a boost for Tony Blair, since he’s no longer the only one saying “hold”.

    It’s kinda cool how political events in one country are affecting those in another. Very European!

    Is Luxembourg still planning to go ahead?

    Doug M.

  2. Is Luxembourg still planning to go ahead?

    You can’t put your job at stake and then easily retreat, can you?

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