‘Pointless’ to ratify EU treaty now,
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Ratifying the European Union treaty after Irish voters rejected it last month would be Poland president has said.
President Lech Kaczynski said that the time being, the question of the treaty is pointless,
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The Polish president comments were reported on the day France takes over the EU rotating six month presidency. Ireland, the only country to put the treaty to a public vote,
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Poland parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill allowing the president to ratify the treaty in April, but it still needs the president signature to take effect.
Asked whether he will sign the Lisbon Treaty, Kaczynski was quoted as saying: now it pointless. leaders have agreed that member countries should continue ratifying the treaty, and delayed any decisions on how to overcome the Irish rejection until October.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said last month that the bloc must stop accepting new members until it resolves the crisis.
The treaty, which took years to draft and was signed last year in Portugal, aims to streamline the way the bloc makes decisions and to bolster its powers in such areas as immigration and fighting crime.
It also aims to make the EU foreign policy more effective with the creation of an EU president and single envoy to represent the bloc abroad. The treaty can only take effect in 2009 if ratified by all 27 EU states. To date, 18 have done so,
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