What has Ireland contributed to the EU (good and bad) ? And what should we contribute in future?
We have some members here who know a lot about the EU, and I would be very interested to hear their views on this.
The main things I can think of are
- our fish
- Peter Sutherland
- Charlie McCreevy
- One line on climate change in the Lisbon Treaty
- Some efficient eurocrats
- Libertas as a potential "Pan-european Party".
The fish was a pretty big gift, but does it compensate for the dodgy right wing politicians, who have helped to steer a deregulatory agenda? Has Ireland brought more to the EU than I am giving credit for?