Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lisbon Treaty Update

Lisbon_protestors_in_dublin Voting has begun in Ireland on the Lisbon Treaty.  I took this picture of persons protesting against the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty by Irish voters on Grafton Street in Dublin yesterday.  Voting continues until Thursday, June 12 and counting of votes will take place on Friday, June 13.  The Irish parliament, the Dail, has taken a recess this week so lawmakers can campaign for the treaty.  Ireland is the only member state of the European Union (EU) which requires a referendum to be held before treaties may be ratified.  The Lisbon Treaty must be ratified by all the EU member states before it will take effect.  The Irish vote is still too close to call. (cgb)


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