Thursday 13 November 2008

Sweden: Lisbon Treaty cleared for plenary

The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Swedish Parliament (Sveriges Riksdag) has cleared the EU Treaty of Lisbon for ratification by the plenary session planned for 20 November 2008.

According to the press release, Utrikesutskottet säger ja till Lissabonfördraget (13 November 2008), five of the seven political parties represented favour ratification.

The Lisbon Treaty does not require any amendment to the Swedish Constitution, but a majority of three fourths of the votes is needed to let the amending treaty pass during this legislature.

The press release (in Swedish) is available at:

The Committee report has not been published yet.

Ralf Grahn

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