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Slovenian Presidency welcomes ratification of the Lisbon Treaty by Romania, which is now the fourth EU Member State after Hungary, Slovenia and Malta to successfully conclude the ratification process

The Lisbon Treaty, signed on 13 December 2007, will enter into force as soon as it is ratified by all 27 Member States. The Lisbon Treaty represents significant progress in the Union’s functioning, making it more effective, transparent and democratic. With modernised institutions, the EU will enable the Member States to face the challenges of the modern day together and effectively. The Lisbon Treaty is without a doubt a treaty for the 21st century and as such merits general support.

Each ratification is an important step forward in attaining the final objective, the entry into force of the Treaty within the deadline foreseen in the Berlin Declaration. To this end, the Presidency is closely following the ratification procedures in the Member States and is pleased to note that the procedures are underway and that the Treaty enjoys support. The Presidency is thus convinced that most of the Member States will have concluded the ratification procedures by the end of the Slovenian Presidency in the first half of 2008.

For more information on the Treaty of Lisbon, the ratification procedures in the Member States and the benefits envisaged in the Treaty for the citizens of the European Union, please see the webpage external link


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Date: 15.02.2008