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  • n. One who is skeptical of increasing the powers of the European Union
  • adj. Of or pertaining to Euro-skeptics or Euro-skepticism


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  • The most recent reform, the long-gestating Lisbon Treaty, only came into force last year, after nearly a decade of work, and after embarrassments that no one would like to suffer again: a failed referendum in Ireland and months of delay as the Euro-skeptic Czech president withheld his signature.

    Germany Pushes Change to EU Treaty

  • "The EU now knows that this Prime Minister can say 'No,'" said John Redwood, a Euro-skeptic former Conservative minister, on his blog.

    Investors Brace for Bank Verdict on EU Plan

  • Euro-skeptic WSJE: Besides inflation, what else should investors be wary of?

    Global Recovery in the Balance

  • Derived of any sense of a unifying European identity -- as a Nation of Europe -- the EU will probably evolve along the lines of the late French President Charles de Gaulle's vision of a Europe of Nations or more likely resemble former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's Euro-skeptic scheme of a loose European free-trade zone.

    Leon T. Hadar: Multipolarism sans the EU Pole? The Geopolitics of Europe's Economic Mess

  • Banks and financial firms also fret over how much influence the traditionally "Euro-skeptic" Conservative Party would wield amid other European leaders in Brussels.

    UK. Banks Unleash Lobbying Blitz

  • Whereas former President Lech Kaczynski was universally seen as more Atlanticist, Euro-skeptic, and wary of Russia, Komorowski has made it clear in his campaign that his focus will be elsewhere, specifically Brussels and Poland's immediate Western neighbors, Germany and France.

    Marek Matraszek: President Komorowski

  • The Czech Republic, traditionally one of the more Euro-skeptic of the EU's 27 member states, is one of nine countries which have not yet ratified the treaty.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • They must forge coalitions for progressive and reformist politics with parties that dislike the pro-rich economics, the moralizing against single moms and, often, foreigners, as well as the Euro-skeptic nationalism on offer from European conservatives.

    How the Left Can Rise Again

  • However, the fact that the SAA was offered right before the elections could potentially cause quite the opposite; it could strengthen the Euro-skeptic political subjects that have most support among the radical segments of the electorate.

    David and Goliath: What is behind the EU Stabilization and Association Agreement with Serbia?

  • A significant faction is "Euro-skeptic," opposed to any sacrifice of sovereignty to Brussels.

    Blair's Britain


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