The Slovenian Presidency welcomes the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty in the Slovak parliament. The Slovak Republic is the eighth Member State to ratify the Treaty of Lisbon. Thus it joined the group of countries that have ratified it so far: Hungary, Slovenia, Malta, Romania, France, Bulgaria and Poland.
The Lisbon Treaty is a document which will enable the European Union to tackle the common European challenges in the 21st century with more efficiency. The functioning of the EU will become more efficient not only within the Union, but also in its external relations. Besides this increased efficiency, the Treaty will bring more transparency and democracy to the Union.
Every ratification is an important step closer to the ultimate goal, the entry into force of the Treaty on 1 January 2009. The Presidency follows carefully the ratification procedures in the Member States, and takes note that they are under way and that the Treaty enjoys the necessary support.
More about the Lisbon Treaty, details of ratification procedures in the Member States, and the benefits the Treaty brings to EU citizens on the web site: Europa – Treaty of Lisbon.