Commentary — You might not be aware of this if you live outside of Europe, but the European Union is a hot debate at the moment. ZDNet reports that the controversial Software Patent Directive has been adopted by the European Council, which much about every party involved opposed, except IT bullies with deep pockets. This is strike one for Europe.
Strike two may come with Frits Bolkestein’s even more controversial Service Directive, which much about everyone frowns except ultra-liberals, even though e-commerce wrecks nation-centric social-democracy standards to a very similar extent.
As for strike three… Now, let’s see… There are upcoming referendums related to the European Union’s constitutional treaty. Imagine the carnage if a European Union member disapproves the constitutional treaty, as did the Irish with the Nice treaty in the past. We’ll be watching.