Visegrad Four representatives meet to discuss Lisbon Treaty
Parliamentary leaders of the Visegrad Four – Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic – have begun a two-day meeting in Prague to discuss the Lisbon Treaty. The Czech Republic has not yet ratified the agreement, which replaces the failed EU constitution. On Thursday Deputy Prime Minister Alexandr Vondra said the Czech government supported the treaty but made clear the cabinet will now wait to see how it is assessed by the Czech Constitutional Court – a decision is expected in the autumn. The Czech Republic is the only Visegrad country that has not ratified the treaty, which has been passed by 15 out of the 27 EU countries overall.