Sunday, March 30, 2008

Poland: Leaders agree ratification procedure for Lisbon treaty

Polish Minister Lech Kaczynski and Premier Donald Tusk have agreed that ratification of the Lisbon treaty be carried out by the parliament, reports Reuters.

Earlier, the Conservative party, lead by ex-prime minister, the President’s brother Yaroslav Kaczynski threatened to block the ratification of the treaty. In response the Prime Minister announced that in case of such opposition activities, he would organize referendum for the approval of the Lisbon treaty.

Currently Ireland is the only one of the 27 member states of the EU that will conduct referendum on the treaty. The rest member states have already ratified it or are about to carry out a ratification procedure. On March 21 Bulgaria ratified the treaty.

Source: FOCUS News Agency