German Court Halts Lisbon Treaty

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In an unexpected move, Germany’s top court has slightly slowed down the drive towards the European Union:

German court halts ratification of Lisbon Treaty
AFP – June 30, 2009
Germany’s top court on Tuesday said additional national legislation was needed before the EU’s Lisbon Treaty could be ratified, further delaying its adoption across the 27-member bloc. “The ratification document of the Federal Republic of Germany may not be adopted until the sufficient legal groundwork for parliamentary participation as foreseen in the constitution has been laid,” the Federal Constitutional Court said. “If one wanted to summarise this result, one could say: the constitution says ‘yes’ to the Lisbon Treaty but demands that parliament’s right to participation be strengthened at the national level,” the court said.

“The court is confident that the last barrier for adopting the ratification document will be cleared.”

The treaty — which aims to streamline decision-making in the EU and give the bloc a stronger voice on the world stage — must be ratified by all 27 member states before it can come into force.

Although the treaty was approved by a large majority in both houses of the German parliament, the country’s president Horst Koehler has held off on the final ratification step pending the judgement.

So far, 23 out of the 27 countries in the EU have ratified the document.

While the Bible shows that a European Beast power will ultimately arise, it also indicates that it will happen with a variety of changes.

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