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Confusion over Poland's signing of Lisbon Treaty

Video by Luke BROWN

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-10-08

Confusion has reigned over Poland's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty on EU reform after the Polish president's twin brother denied media reports that President Lech Kaczynski will sign the treaty on Sunday, saying "it is all media speculation."

REUTERS - Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski will not sign the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty on Sunday, his twin brother Jaroslaw said on Thursday, contradicting an earlier statement from a presidential aide.

"This is all media speculation. If (the aide Aleksander) Szczyglo really said this, it means he is misinformed. According to what I know, and I have knowledge of this, this won’t happen on Sunday," Jaroslaw Kaczynski told a news conference.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski is known to exercise influence over his brother and heads Poland’s main opposition party.

A second presidential aide, Pawel Wypych, also told Reuters he did not expect the president to sign the treaty on Sunday.

Date created : 2009-10-08

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