Argument: Lisbon Treaty limits national economic sovereignty
- Debate: EU constitution reform treaty (Lisbon Treaty) - con argument.
"The case for a no vote. Foreign investment in Ireland." Lisbon Treaty Information Campaign - "Lisbon may also be used to limit Ireland's right to encourage foreign direct investment - In other words to prevent us wooing foreign companies here with promises of state aid. Given that a significant number of Irish people are employed by such companies, giving this power to the EU is a dangerous step for Ireland. Our country should never have allowed our country to come under the control of the Common Commercial Policy under Lisbon. The truth is, unless Lisbon is defeated, we are in danger of losing control over our economy."