London Telegraph 
Friday, October 16, 2009
MEPs are calling for school pupils to be forced to take European Union lessons to counter “lies” about Brussels.
Leaders of the centre-right EPP grouping in the European Parliament say there should be compulsory classes for 14-year-olds in all member states.
The calls are being led by Mario David, a Portuguese MEP who was chief of staff to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso when he was the country’s prime minister.
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He claimed the controversy surrounding the Lisbon Treaty demonstrated their was widespread ignorance of the EU’s work.
“All the debates about the constitution and then the Lisbon Treaty showed a great deal of lying, cheating and mistrust about the EU,” he said.
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“In Ireland people were told there was going to be abortion across the EU, that young men would be conscripted into a European Army. This was a bunch of lies.
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