Thursday, 31 July 2008

Lisbon Treaty ratification count 24 states and 471 million

Both Houses of Parliament in Italy (population 59.1 million) have now unanimously approved the EU Treaty of Lisbon. This means that the parliamentary ratification stage is concluded in 24 member states, which account for 471.4 million Europeans (about 95 per cent of the total EU population of 495.1 million).

The group of slow, undecided or negative member states has now shrunk to three out of 27, with the following population numbers (millions):

The Czech Republic 10.3

Sweden 9.1


Ireland 4.3

Ralf Grahn