Thursday, January 10, 2008

EU: Portugal to ratify Lisbon Treat without referendum

Portugal's Prime Minister Jose Socrates, has announced to parliament the country will ratify the Lisbon Treaty in parliament without holding a referendum.

The treaty was signed by EU members in December, aimed at reforming EU institutions.

He said, "There is no justification to hold a referendum considering that there is a broad consensus in Portuguese society about the European project and the Treaty of Lisbon."