Spain Ratifies EU Reform Treaty With Senate Vote
14.7.2008 23:00:00 | Author/Source www.javno.com
Spain on Tuesday completed its ratification of the European Union's Lisbon reform treaty when the Senate voted overwhelmingly to adopt the document, rejected last month by Irish voters.
The Senate's 232-to-6 vote formalised previous approval in the lower Chamber of Deputies and made Spain the 23rd out of 27 member countries to back the document designed to overhaul the bloc's institutions. "I believe that today's approval of the treaty is a clear confirmation of the determination to move forward with the ratification process," European Commission President Jose Manuel Durao Barroso said in a statement. Irish voters plunged the 27-nation EU into a new crisis of confidence when they rejected...more