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    Lithuania is now set to join the Euro in 2015 after the EU voted to stop them having a referendum and this was because a strong majority of Lithuanians do not want to join the Euro and would have voted against. Thoughts? should Lithuania have been given a vote, what kind of democracy is it when the EU overrule the people of a country

    Most worrying leading Lithuanian MEP's from the top two parties of government and opposition both voted against joining the Euro

    http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/e...-join-the-euro

    http://www.ukipmeps.org/articles_841...n-of-euro.html

    A precedent is being set for the UK to be forced to join the Euro when vast majority are against it
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    (Original post by Ace123)
    Lithuania is now set to join the Euro in 2015 after the EU voted to stop them having a referendum and this was because a strong majority of Lithuanians do not want to join the Euro and would have voted against. Thoughts? should Lithuania have been given a vote, what kind of democracy is it when the EU overrule the people of a country

    Most worrying leading Lithuanian MEP's from the top two parties of government and opposition both voted against joining the Euro

    http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/e...-join-the-euro

    http://www.ukipmeps.org/articles_841...n-of-euro.html

    A precedent is being set for the UK to be forced to join the Euro when vast majority are against it

    In this tissue of misrepresentation, you omit to mention that the Lithuanian government is in favour of joining the Euro and indeed the Prime Minister said he would resign if he failed to satisfy the criteria to get Lithuania in.

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/...20332133381784
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    In this tissue of misrepresentation, you omit to mention that the Lithuanian government is in favour of joining the Euro and indeed the Prime Minister said he would resign if he failed to satisfy the criteria to get Lithuania in.

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/...20332133381784
    As you should know being in a democracy everyone should have a vote, the PM does not speak for every Lithuania there is one simple reason why the EU refused them a vote they wouldn't get the right answer just like how they made Ireland vote again to get the right answer. EU democracy is Nazi democracy
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      You should also know Lithuania is quite an irrelevant nation in the grand scheme of things. Small nations can be bullied and the people ignored. The UK is too big and influential. Also, as another poster said, the government was already set on it. In the case of the UK, the government is not set on joining the Euro at all.
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      The EU moves further towards dictatorship every time it makes a decision like this. Vote UKIP.
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      (Original post by Ace123)
      As you should know being in a democracy everyone should have a vote, the PM does not speak for every Lithuania there is one simple reason why the EU refused them a vote they wouldn't get the right answer just like how they made Ireland vote again to get the right answer. EU democracy is Nazi democracy
      Several issues with this thread.

      1) The EU is not forcing them to do anything. They've said that they meet the requirements and given them a joining date, there's no legal or military way they can force them

      2) Actually in a representative democracy the PM does speak for the people. If the people disagree with him, they can kick him out.
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      (Original post by Ace123)
      Lithuania is now set to join the Euro in 2015 after the EU voted to stop them having a referendum and this was because a strong majority of Lithuanians do not want to join the Euro and would have voted against. Thoughts? should Lithuania have been given a vote, what kind of democracy is it when the EU overrule the people of a country

      Most worrying leading Lithuanian MEP's from the top two parties of government and opposition both voted against joining the Euro

      http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/e...-join-the-euro

      http://www.ukipmeps.org/articles_841...n-of-euro.html

      A precedent is being set for the UK to be forced to join the Euro when vast majority are against it
      You complete and utter buffoon. How is this in any way the EU's fault?

      Claptrap like this is what makes me suspect more and more that the EU is much more sinned against than sinning.
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      EU needs reforming but we don't need to leave it, yet.

      I don't believe in appointment without people voting for them.
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      Maybe look up your facts, Lithuania is among the most eager countries trying to join. Most of the Balkan States are completely EU friendly.
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      This is why I love the EU. People shouldn't be allowed to make decisions.
     
     
     
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