3 Nov 2009

Czech court clears Lisbon treaty

following headlines and quotes are from the BBC London updated at 11:34 GMT, Tuesday, 3 November 2009

The Czech constitutional court has ruled that the Lisbon Treaty is in line with the constitution, clearing the way for President Vaclav Klaus to sign it. The Czech Republic is the only EU member yet to ratify the treaty, and the decision removes the penultimate hurdle to its passage.