The president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, signet Lisbon Treaty on November 3. 27-th signature on the document, which leads EU into a new phase of development, will enter into force on 1 December 2009.
According to FRANCE 24 Klaus signed Lisbon Treaty after the Czech Republic’s constitutional court stated that the treaty would not conflict Czech constitution. Before signing the document, a week ago, Klaus drew attention to the treaty’s civil rights character. He wanted to ensure that it would not allow ethnic Germans to force out of the former Czechoslovakia.
The main issues of Lisbon Treaty, which was signed in Lisbon on 13 December 2007, is an agreement that involves EU into important reforms such as common European Law, the post of EU president and foreign minister. Long-term negotiations ended successfully to the supporters of a new phase in European Union. Leaders of Germany, UK and other European countries greeted the Czech Republic’s decision as a big success. EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana also supported this fact.
“This treaty re-forces our capacity to act, not only gives the democratic accountability to the European Union, but also more official decision of making process and also a capacity to work globally in a more cue-rent way”, commented the European Commission Chief José Manuel Barroso.