Thursday, July 31, 2008

Italy Ratifies EU Treaty

From ANSA:

House gives unanimous OK to Lisbon blueprint

Rome, July 31 — The Italian parliament ratified the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty on Thursday.

All MPs and ministers rose to applaud the unanimous vote except the Northern League who did not budge.

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said the vote reflected ‘‘renewed prestige for the European role of our country’’.

‘‘I am happy that the government, the majority and the opposition have expressed a common view on a crucial terrain for the future of the country,’’ he said.

He voiced the hope that the EU’s ratification process would be completed before next June’s European Parliament elections.

Hat tip: Insubria.

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ZZMike said...

We notice how it gets ratified in places where the people don't get to vote, and where they do, it doesn't.

Anonymous said...

How does this enhance prestige?

costin said...

another one bites the dust...