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4. 11. 2009 11:16

Statement of Prime Minister Jan Fischer on Completion of Ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon

The signature of the President of the Republic Václav Klaus completed the ratification process not only in the Czech Republic, but in the whole of the European Union.

Prague, 3 November 2009 – The signature of the President of the Republic Václav Klaus completed the ratification process not only in the Czech Republic, but in the whole of the European Union. I appreciate the speed with which the president of the republic responded to today’s decision by the Constitutional Court. Thanks to this, the Treaty of Lisbon, which I also countersigned today, can come into force before the end of this year.

The completion of the ratification process opens the door to better and more efficient functioning of the European Union and I am very happy that in the end the Czech Republic confirmed that it is a trustworthy partner for the other member states.

The European Union now faces another task—implementing the treaty.

Jan Fischer

Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

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