Skip to comments.EU's troika representative denies bailout creates 'democratic deficit' (Ireland)
Posted on 10/14/2012 10:09:42 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The European Commissions representative on the troika, Istvan Szekely, has denied that there is a democratic deficit in the Republic as the result of the conditions attached to the its bailout program.
The programs main goal is to restore confidence in policies and help get Ireland get back on its feet so it can get financing on its own from the markets, Szekely told a summit on leadership organized by employers group IBEC.
It is important to point out this conditionality is negotiated with the Government, he said. There is no democratic deficit here.
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Ireland had to be cajoled twice to vote for the Maastricht Treaty. They got what they voted for; a “province they be”.
Not only Maastricht, but Nice and Lisbon. They really showed that they can be bullied.
Back during the Treaty of Rome accession (1972), I don’t think that Eamon de Valera made it clear that he was signing away Ireland’s independence back then and making “European law” supreme over Irish law.