Slovenian Presidency welcomes the yes-vote on the Lisbon Treaty by Poland’s Parliament being a big step to Poland’s ratification of the Treaty. Yesterday’s approval of the ratification bill by Sejm followed today’s approval by Senat. After the signature of the bill by the President Poland will join those Member States - Hungary, Slovenia, Malta, Romania, France and Bulgaria, which have already ratified the Lisbon Treaty.
The Treaty was signed on 13 December 2007, and will enter into force when it has been ratified by all 27 member states. Ratification of the Treaty is the prioritiy of the European Union. The Presidency is monitoring the ratification processes throughout the Member States, and estimates that the treaty is enjoying support as the ratification procedures has already started in the majority of the Member States.
The Lisbon Treaty represents significant progress in the Union’s functioning, it is an important instrument, which will enhance democracy and the effectiveness of the EU, as well as strengthen its cohesion. At the same time, the Treaty will enable the European Union to become much more effective externally.
More information on the Lisbon Treaty, how the ratification process is progressing around the member states, and the benefits the treaty will usher in for EU citizens is available at: Europa - Treaty of Lisbon