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The last instrument of ratification of Lisbon deposited on November 13

(B2) The last instrument of ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon (the Czech) will be deposited personally by the Czech Prime Minister, Jan Fischer, during his trip to Rome on November 13, thus taking advantage of a visit to the Vatican. Is the Prime Minister - who countersigned the ratification of President Klaus on Tuesday, November 3 - afraid that the letter will get lost on the way in the Czech administration? Or, more classically, does he intend to mark, personally and in the media, the work carried out by the Czech government in this ratification. A real race against time will then begin at European level; to adopt and adapt a whole series of legislative and regulatory instruments of the new institutions (see the EC is dead, long live the EU). All the decisions have not yet been taken, in particular concerning the regulation of the European Council (a new institution which has yet to take its marks).

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).