Irish voters have rejected the EU's Lisbon treaty in a referendum, Justice Minister Dermot Ahern conceded. Full Article
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Belgian FM deplores Irish "No" to EU treaty De Gucht said that the treaty had already been adopted by a majority of states and a broad consensus exists on the need to reform the EU.
"It is therefore important now to calmly analyze the situation and see what are the possibilities to implement the Treaty," he said.
The minister calls on EU member states that have not yet ratified the treaty to finalize their ratification process without delay. He reiterated his hope to see the treaty ratified by Belgium before the end of the summer.