December 2, 2008
It is unacceptable that some Central and Eastern European countries still rank their national egoism much higher than global welfare, disregarding the fact that unlike the current financial crisis, the issue of global warming will not disappear. In fact, it will remain a long-term threat.
The current situation whereby a few countries can block what the majority considers right simply demonstrates the justification for the Lisbon Treaty. Maybe it is the right time for some countries in the EU to reconsider or consider for the first time why they want to be or remain a member of the European Community.
For some, it might be a logically more straightforward solution to use the option of leaving the Community rather than forcing anybody else to creep towards the future.