Saturday, October 10, 2009

Lisbon Treaty Adds Poland

Polish leader ratifies EU treaty
Polish President Lech Kaczynski has signed the European Union's much-delayed Lisbon Treaty.

"Mr Kaczynski, a noted Eurosceptic, said he was convinced the treaty would be successful but that the EU should remain a union of sovereign states.
The treaty's prospects of coming into force received a major lift last week when Irish voters approved it in a second referendum.

But the Czech President Vaclav Klaus then raised fresh doubts when he said he would not sign the treaty unless his country was granted an opt-out from the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights.
Mr Klaus raised fears about possible property claims by Germans expelled from the then Czechoslovakia after World War II."

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