Czech court ruling on Tuesday?


We have had two fruitful days in Luxemburg with Foreign and EU Ministers. On Monday, we discussed the preparations for the European Council and yesterday the agenda focused on foreign affairs. Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and the Middle East were important topics on the agenda. The General Affairs Council also unanimously adopted the Baltic Sea Strategy, one of the Swedish key priorities.

Even if we will be very busy discussing climate financing at this week’s European Council, there is of course a lot of interest in the institutional matters. The Czech constitutional court had a public hearing yesterday and adjourned its session until Tuesday next week. It is very likely that the court will make its final decision at this time.

That means that legal unclarity will remain about the treaties when the European Council convenes tomorrow. Names and important posts will not be discussed at the summit.

Our contacts with President Klaus and the Czech government are of course intense and we hope that Prime Minister Reinfeldt will be able to propose a solution to his colleagues on Thursday and that the Czech president will sign the Lisbon Treaty as soon as possible.

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