Treaty finally ratified!


At a press conference just minutes ago, Czech President Vaclav Klaus announced that he signed the Lisbon Treaty at 3 o’clock this afternoon. This is very good news! This means that all 27 Member States have now ratified the Treaty.

It has been a long trip, but the Lisbon Treaty is now most probably due to enter into force on 1 December. With the Treaty as an important tool, we now begin the trip of making the European more democratic, while increasing transparency and speeding up the decision-making process in a number of key areas.

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