Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Polish president deals blow to EU treaty

WARSAW, Poland—Ratifying the European Union's reform treaty after Irish voters rejected it last month would be "pointless," Poland's president was quoted as saying Tuesday.
Poland's parliament overwhelmingly approved the treaty—which lays out how to run the expanded European Union more efficiently—in April but it needs the president's signature. All 27 EU nations must ratify the treaty for it to take effect; so far, 18 have approved it.
Asked whether he will sign the treaty to give it Poland's approval, President Lech Kaczynski was quoted by the Dziennik daily newspaper as saying: "Right now, it's pointless."

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