Government Strengthened, Lisbon Treaty To Be Delayed

February 2009
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Feb2009, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p6
Country Report
The article presents a political outlook for Czech Republic for 2009. Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek won the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) leadership election held at the party's annual Congress on December 7, 2008. To this end, his political position will be strengthened. Also, ratification of the Lisbon Treaty is expected to move forward at a fast pace in the wake of Topolanek's victory but the Chamber of Deputies decided to postpone a ratification debate on the treaty until February 3, 2009.


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