Thursday 1 October 2009

Lisbon Treaty ratifications

Take a stroll down the Wikipedia article on the Treaty of Lisbon until you reach the updated table of ratifications. (Yes, formal German ratification is has been noted.)

By now, the national parliaments in 26 member states have approved the Lisbon Treaty, and they are all hoping for Ireland to join them after Friday’s referendum.

Given the varying domestic political scenes, it is almost a miracle that any new treaty can reach this far, but one striking feature is how large the majorities have been in most national parliaments.

Would they vote for the amending treaty without good reason?

Ralf Grahn

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