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Lily’s interest in the Lisbon Treaty by Ann Treacy
June 4, 2008, 3:36 pm
Filed under: Dublin

On Tuesday there will be a vote in Ireland for the Lisbon Treaty. It’s a big deal. The Treaty (and I’m hugely paraphrasing here) makes the European Economic Union more unified by giving the EEU more governing power. There are huge debates about it over here – will it make for a stronger Europe? Will it reduce the power of each participating country?

Part of the reason it’s a big deal is that Ireland will be the first country to vote on it. It’s been getting a ton of air time. So I was really impressed when Lily started asking about it. We talked about it for about 10 minutes; she was very interested. I thought I had a girl political prodigy on my hands. Then she asked her big question – the real reason she wanted to know – how would this effect Eurovision?

Eurovision is an international song contest. Ireland’s entry this year was a singing turkey puppet named Dustin. While he didn’t make the finals, I thought some of the acts that did were stranger.


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