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Czech Constitutional Court to rule on the Treaty of Lisbon

In Politics on November 25, 2008 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , ,

Huge political news in the Czech Republic today.

The Constitutional Court is expected to rule on whether the Treaty of Lisbon is in line with the Czech Constitution. The matter was referred to the court by the Czech Senate.

The whole issue of the Treaty of Lisbon is very controversial here, especially since President Vaclav Klaus who is “euroskeptic” called for the abandoning of the treaty altogether.

And since the Constitutional Court building is across the sidewalk (yep, not the whole street) from my apartment, I have dozens of cops, even riot unit, and news vans camped out under my windows…

…to be updated…

UPDATE 1: Aha! I know why the riot cops are here. A certain Czech extreme-right party is present around the building. The law says any protests are forbidden within 100 meters from the ConCourt buildings. The party’s chairwoman says it is not a demonstration. To make her point she brought her two children with her.

UPDATE 2: The session was adjourned after four hours and it is scheduled to continue tomorrow at 10 a.m.

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