The Czech parliament’s upper house will vote on the European Union’s Lisbon treaty at a May 6-7 session, a spokesman said on Thursday, in what is widely seen as a tight vote after the government’s collapse last month.

The treaty, which is intended to streamline decision-making in the bloc and give it a long-term president, must be adopted by all 27 EU member states to take effect.

Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, who signed the treaty, has said he expected the Senate to approve the document despite the fall of his centre-right minority cabinet. The collapse in a no-confidence vote embarrassed the country which holds the rotating six-month EU presidency.

via Czech Senate Sets Lisbon Treaty Vote For May 6-7 – World – Javno.

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