After the "two blocks" that forced Europe in peace, but oppressed from the USA-URSS superpower, the European Union seem a natural way to unify population different but at the same time sharing the same roots and culture. All progressist movements embrace the idea of a new Europe, free, and unified. But the European Union is becoming just an appendix of Germany, a new Superpower. The only things unified in Europe is the economy. And the attempt of an European constitution is naturally rejected from the people. Worlds like “preventing conflicts” or "operational capability " to " prevent conflict " , “European Court of Justice’s dependence” on certain Governments that eliminate their own magistratures' independence from the executive authority. Thanks to the Irish that rejected this Lisbon Treaty, but who really read the test of the treaty? And it is definetly dead? ...and the president of the European parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, concluded: “The Irish no vote cannot be the last word” . So there will be a second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty and possibly a third. Voting in Dublin will continue until the result is a yes, because that is what the other states want, those states where the electorate has not been consulted at all.”
Link: Irish workers and the Celtic Tiger : The reality behind the neoliberal 'success story'