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# Lisbon Treaty

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# Brexit
Farage doesn't want second Brexit referendum but fears UK will be forced into one
Last week, Farage suggested that Britain should have a second Brexit referendum in a tweet.
# European army
'We're being asked to sell out our neutrality': Government accused of trying to rush EU defence deal vote
Some argue Pesco is the first step towards an EU army.
# voting costs
Ireland has spent over €133 million on referendums since the start of the century
15 separate referendums have been held in Ireland since 2001.
# Guenther Oettinger
I wouldn't bet on Brexit actually happening, says Germany's EU Commissioner
“It is possible that public opinion will tip if the economic situation in the wake of the Brexit vote worsens,” said Guenther Oettinger.
# article 50
Brexit: What happens now?
The Leave vote, a surprise to many, will trigger a series of events in the EU.
# Defence Forces
Will Ireland have to provide military assistance to France?
France is using The Lisbon treaty’s equivalent of Nato’s ‘an attack on one is an attack on all’ clause.
Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe
The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.
Extract: Remember the Lisbon Treaty referenda poster campaigns?
Sometimes what happens in Irish politics is so odd, you have to ask yourself… did that really happen? Paddy Duffy remembers the Lisbon referenda debacles.
# Turnout
What effect might the turnout have on the Fiscal Compact referendum?
Voting started slowly today… but does it ultimately matter? Here are the lessons learned from our previous referendums…
# Referendum
Gilmore: 'I never told US Embassy I wanted second Lisbon referendum'
The Tánaiste dismisses WikiLeaks’ tale of events, saying: ‘Don’t believe everything you read.’
# Referendum
Ganley to campaign for No vote in Fiscal Compact referendum
The veteran of the Lisbon campaigns has revived Libertas to oppose the treaty – but Simon Coveney has already accused him of showing “flawed thinking”.
# Lisbon Treaty
MEPs approve Ireland's Lisbon Treaty add-ons
A committee of the European Parliament approves a ‘draft protocol’ dealing with Ireland’s post-Lisbon parliament.
# Libertas
Libertas spent €5.6m in year of second Lisbon vote
New accounts filed by the Libertas Institute show spending of €5.65m in 2009 – more than matching the spending of big parties.
# Referendum
EU plans to end debt crisis could be adopted ‘without treaty change’ – Kenny
The Taoiseach confirms that proposals put forward by Herman van Rompuy include options which would bypass a referendum.
# Your Say
Poll: Does Ireland have a future in the euro?
France and Germany want updated treaties to create a greater fiscal union. Should Ireland be a part of that?
# European Union
Merkel: EU needs a new Treaty to end debt crisis
Angela Merkel sings from the same hymn sheet as Nicolas Sarkozy, but warns that the euro crisis will take “five years” to solve.
# Eurozone
Taoiseach rules out changes to EU Treaty
Speaking from Warsaw, Enda Kenny said European governments need to work the Lisbon Treaty in the way that it was intended.
# Referendum
Eurozone powers 'demanding replacement for Lisbon Treaty' - Osborne
George Osborne said France, Germany and Italy spent the G7 meeting in Marseille demanding an upgrade to Lisbon.
# Lisbon
35 people sue Danish prime minister over Lisbon Treaty
Court permits group to sue Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen for constitutional breaches after the treaty was ratified without a referendum.
# European Union
European leaders meet to secure permanent bailout fund
Heads of government meet in Brussels to make a permanent bailout fund before Germany can rule the current one void.
Angela Merkel consigns Ireland, Portugal and Spain to their fate
Germany has had enough. Any eurozone state that spends its way into a debt crisis or cannot adapt to a monetary union set for Northern rhythms will face “orderly” bankruptcy.
# Eurozone
EU leaders back 'limited' treaty change
Leaders agree that modest changes to the Treaty of Lisbon may be necessary to accommodate a permanent system for dealing with indebted countries.
# Bond Markets
Government borrowing costs exceed 7% for first time
The cost of Irish borrowing is more expensive than ever – and briefly exceeded the 7% ceiling for the first time.