Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

Nine years ago…

Apropos of not a lot, now that the Treaty of Lisbon’s all over, what was being said when the similarly disputed and unsatisfactory Treaty of Nice was finally passed back in 2001?

From The Economist, Vol. 360, Issue 8232 (28th July 2001):

Nice is complex and difficult to understand; in future, the EU must do better in explaining its workings to a European public that seems to be simultaneously bored and irritated by the Union.

Sound familiar?