Irland muss gehen

Kopenhagen: Irland sollte dem restlichen Europa einen Gefallen tun und sich aus der Europäischen Union zurückziehen. Dies scheint die einzig vertretbare Lösung für die durch das irische Nein zum Vertrag von Lissabon hervorgerufene Lage zu sein. Die Iren haben sich selbst ein Problem bereitet. Sie sollten nicht zulassen, dass es für andere ein Problem wird.

Es wäre schade, wenn der EU-Familie die fröhlichen Bewohner der grünen Insel verloren gingen. Noch trauriger aber wäre es, wenn aufgrund des irischen Neins all jene, die denselben Nutzen aus der europäischen Integration ziehen möchte, der den Iren ein Leben in Wohlstand ermöglichte, nun außen vorgelassen werden.

Die EU-Erweiterung kann ohne die vielen im Vertrag von Lissabon enthaltenen praktischen und pragmatischen Elemente nicht weitergehen. Und der Erweiterungsprozess ist das bisher wichtigste Unterfangen, dass die EU bisher in Angriff genommen hat, einschließlich der Schaffung des Euro.

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