IRELAND will refuse to give up its veto on justice issues, TÃ¡naiste Michael McDowell said yesterday as he accused the European Union of constantly trying to extend its power. The Justice Minister will stand shoulder to shoulder with Germany and Britain against extending EU power in the areas of justice, immigration and police co-operation when the issue is discussed for the first time today.
Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso insists that dropping the veto is essential to ensure EuropeÂs security in the fight against terrorism.So basically 2 of the 3 countries in Europe who have had to deal with significant terrorism do not think it is a good idea? Emm maybe that suggests that it is not a good idea or is needed to fight terrorism? I mean surely if this is needed to fight terrorism Ireland and especially Britain would be massively in favour of it.