Wednesday 23 September 2009

Vaclav Klaus forces EU Commission reduction?

Anders Selnes on the Swedish EU portal quotes EU Minister Cecilia Malmström saying that the regrettable refusal of Czech President Vaclav Klaus to sign the approved Lisbon Treaty may force the Swedish Council Presidency to present a “Plan B” with regard to the next EU Commission.

If the uncertainty continues until the European Council on 29 October 2009, Sweden has to present a reduction according to the Treaty of Nice, knowing that no member state wants to lose “its” Commissioner.


Under the current Treaty of Nice, the next Commission must be reduced. If the Treaty of Lisbon enters into force, the heads of state or government of the EU member states have promised Ireland (and themselves) that every EU country will get a Commissioner.

Ralf Grahn

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