EU reform treaty text approved by legal experts Leslie Schulman at 7:18 PM ET
[JURIST] Legal advisers to the 27 countries belonging to the European Union (EU) [official website] agreed Tuesday that the proposed EU Reform Treaty [PDF text; EU materials] is ready for approval. The new treaty, which will replace the failed EU constitution [JURIST news archive], will be the topic of discussion at a meeting in Luxembourg on October 15, and could potentially gain full EU approval at a summit in Lisbon later in the month. Portugal, which took over the EU Presidency [official website] on July 1, is hoping to have member states sign the treaty at a December summit and complete the ratification process before the June 2009 European parliamentary elections.
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