Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Lisbon Treaty ratification count 23 states and 412 million

Spain (population 44.5 million) is the latest European Union member state to complete the parliamentary ratification process of the Treaty of Lisbon after the resounding Senate vote today: 232 for, 6 against.

Source: Senado http://www.senado.es

The 23 member states where the parliamentary ratification is concluded account for 412.3 million Europeans (about 83 per cent of the total EU population of 495.1 million).

The group of slow, undecided or negative member states has now shrunk to four, with the following population numbers (millions):

The Czech Republic 10.3

Italy 59.1

Sweden 9.1


Ireland 4.3


As of today more than four fifths (85 per cent) of the member states, representing more than four fifths (83 per cent) of the total EU population, have already concluded the parliamentary ratification of the Lisbon Treaty.

Ralf Grahn