Poland lower house approves EU reform treaty

Poland lower house approves EU reform treaty

[JURIST] The lower house of the Polish parliament [official website, in Polish] voted 384-56 Tuesday to approve the EU reform treaty [JURIST news archive], formally known as the Treaty of Lisbon [official website; PDF text]. The upper house is expected to ratify the treaty Wednesday.

Poland had raised numerous objections to the pact during negotiations, many having to do with the proposed Council of Europe voting system, but signed the reform treaty [JURIST reports] along with other EU nations in December. The treaty must be ratified by all member states before it can take effect. Six countries have ratified the reform treaty so far. AP has more.