Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

2014-07-11 21:47 AFRICA NEWS

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Finally, a good use for new app "Yo"

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014

Read more

REPORTERS

Exclusive: an unlikely victim of the 'War on Terror'

Read more

#THE 51%

Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Politics: parties under pressure

Read more

FOCUS

In Burma, the rise of radical Buddhism

Read more

ENCORE!

Haute Couture: the hand-stitched clothing made in Paris that sells for the price of small yachts

Read more

  • Amazon snubs French free delivery ban with one-cent charge

    Read more

  • Exclusive: an unlikely victim of the 'War on Terror'

    Read more

  • Netanyahu resists international pressure to stop air strikes on Gaza

    Read more

  • Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan

    Read more

  • The third-place playoff: the World Cup game no one wants to play

    Read more

  • Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum shooting drops extradition appeal

    Read more

  • Kurdish forces take over two oilfields in northern Iraq

    Read more

  • Are French high school students getting smarter?

    Read more

  • Italy’s Trentin wins seventh stage of Tour de France

    Read more

  • Disgraced Suarez leaves Liverpool for Barcelona

    Read more

  • In pictures: Chanel, Dior and so much more at the Paris couture shows

    Read more

  • French ‘Civic Service’ eyes massive expansion amid huge demand

    Read more

  • In Pictures: Petrol station hit by Hamas rockets

    Read more

  • Manhunt as FIFA partner flees Rio hotel to avoid arrest

    Read more

  • Video: Palestinians fear full Israeli military offensive in Gaza

    Read more

Romania ratifies Lisbon Treaty

©

Latest update : 2008-02-04

An overwhelming majority of Romanian MPs cast their vote in favour of the European constitutional treaty adopted in Lisbon last fall. The treaty aims at boosting the Union's institutions following its expansion from 15 to 27.

BUCHAREST, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Romania's parliament
overwhelmingly ratified on Monday the European Union's Lisbon
treaty, signed by EU leaders last year.
 

The treaty was backed by 387 deputies and rejected by one.
It would give Romania, which joined the bloc in 2007, 33 seats
in the European Parliament compared with 35 now.
 

"Bucharest is sending a clear political signal: Romania
genuinely backs the development of the European project and
wants a strong and dynamic Union, focused on the benefit of its
citizens," Prime Minister Calin Tariceanu told parliament.
 

The Lisbon treaty was drawn up after voters in France and
the Netherlands rejected the EU constitution in referendums.
 

The treaty is designed to revamp the bloc's institutions and
decision-making following its expansion from 15 to 27 members.
 

Date created : 2008-02-04

Comments

COMMENT(S)