Friday, October 09, 2009

Undignified scramble on Treaty

The end game of the European Constitution still seems to have some twists and turns.

Now it seems that Polish President Lech Kaczynski is not going to sign the thing this weekend,
[Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Polish President’s Brother and leader of the PiS party] said:"Regarding Sunday night, as I heard, then according to my knowledge on Sunday evening, Mr. President will be in the Vatican. I don't think that he will be signing the Lisbon Treaty in the Vatican or in Rome.”
All very odd.

Meanwhile a succession of EU types are rolling up to Prague including Jerzy Buzek the president of the European Parliament.

And Niocholas Sarkozy has dragged the Czech Ambassador to the Elysee Palace for a bollocking.

What larks?


Anonymous said...

Oooh I love a good plot twist.....

Anoneumouse said...

United Nations Convention on the Law of Treaties

Article 51 - Coercion of a representative of a State

The expression of a State's consent to be bound by a treaty which has been procured by the coercion of its representative through acts or threats directed against him shall be without any legal effect.

Fausty said...

Klaus is in a fairly strong position - he might be able to garner sufficient numbers of senators to enforce the holding up of the treaty's signing. The Czech government is on shaky ground like Brown, but without Brown's parliamentary majority.

Looking forward to the fireworks!

Anonymous said...

This man is a hero:


Nothing for it but to bribe the poles again,after all the poles are against abortion,being largely catholic,unless the price is right,bill for compliance,priceless?

Anonymous said...

Ignore the fact this is from Ashley Mote; it's a great article about the concerns of the Czechs on the Lisbon treaty: