President Klaus to meet with Libertas head Declan Ganley

Czech President Václav Klaus is receiving Declan Ganley, the head of the eurosceptic party Libertas, at Prague Castle on Wednesday. Mr Ganley last week welcomed the Czech president’s decision not to sign the Lisbon treaty into law, despite its ratification by both houses of Parliament. Libertas’s leader said President Klaus was standing by the people of Ireland and would not ratify the treaty without their consent. Mr Ganley led the initial referendum campaign in Ireland which ended up rejecting the Lisbon treaty and his party is now putting up candidates across Europe for European Parliament elections in June. President Klaus also opposes the Lisbon treaty as an attack on national sovereignty.

Author: Rosie Johnston