T. Gack & K. Krohn, Die Zeit (in German) | March 27, 2009
The collapse of Topolanek's government is bad news for the EU. ++ His defeat is a victory for the Eurosceptic President Klaus and the detractors of the Lisbon Treaty. ++ Topolanek now has no means to apply pressure on the several Eurosceptics amongst his party to ratify the Lisbon Treaty when it is most needed. ++ One year after the "no" vote of the referendum, the majority of the Irish seem to have changed their mind on Lisbon, thus making the Czech Republic the ultimate decider of the EU's fate--what a grim future ahead.