October 27, 2009
Regarding ‘Slovakia could follow Czech Lisbon demands‘:
Neither Slovaks nor Czechs need to worry and complicate the Lisbon Treaty ratification process. The European Charter of Basic Rights, which Mr. Klaus wants to suspend in the case of the Czech Republic, cannot be used retroactively, and therefore cannot be used for any property right claims.
This is just another one of Mr. Klaus’s political maneuvers to gain personal attention and has nothing to do with the consequences of ratifying the treaty for any EU nation.
In the US, and increasingly in the world, Mr. Klaus has been earning a reputation for both himself and unfortunately also for his country, for being a ‘J.M.A’ (jerking me around) practitioner.
Jaroslav B. TusekLetters to the EurActiv editor