Czech senate to vote on Lisbon Treaty leaving Ireland as last stumbling block

The senate of the Czech Republic will vote this week on the Lisbon Treaty, with most observers expecting the body to vote for acceptance, writes Pat Leahy.

2nd May, 2009

The senate of the Czech Republic will vote this week on the Lisbon Treaty, with most observers expecting the body to vote for acceptance, writes Pat Leahy.

This will leave the Eurosceptic president, Václav Klaus, as the last barrier to that country’s ratification of the treaty.

If the Czech Republic ratifies the treaty, the second referendum in Ireland in autumn will be the only outstanding block to the treaty’s adoption....

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