Europe's Schizophrenic Politicians

The Lisbon Treaty continues to provoke disagreement. France and German consider it vital to enlargement, while others say that's nonsense

Such was the fallout of Ireland's "no" vote in a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty that three days after the EU signed a stabilization agreement with Bosnia, putting that country on course to eventual accession, French President Nicolas Sarkozy goes to Brussels and effectively says the club's membership is closed at the moment — and might not be open for a while to come.

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