New EU treaty clears final
2008-05-23 10:14:39 -
BERLIN (AP) -
The German parliament's upper house has approved the new European Union treaty. The vote was its last legislative hurdle in the 27-nation bloc's most populous country.The so-called Lisbon Treaty easily won the necessary two-thirds majority in the upper house on Friday.
The chamber represents the country's 16 state governments. All but one lawmaker voted in favor.The lower house overwhelmingly backed the treaty last month.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has said it creates «no less than a new foundation for Europe.
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