About: ratification

Climate change 23-09-2016

Europe risks exclusion from key UN climate body

The ratification of the Paris deal on slashing greenhouse gas emissions by the USA and China has caught the EU by surprise. In a stunt never seen before, EU countries will make efforts to pass the deal through national parliaments by 7 October.
Europe's East 14-10-2015

EU leaders expect Rutte to explain the Ukraine association referendum

The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is expected to inform EU leaders at the summit tomorrow (14 October) about an upcoming referendum on Ukraine’s EU association, diplomats said.
Elections 20-08-2015

Dutch vote gives final go-ahead to Greek bailout

The Netherlands was the last eurozone state to endorse a third bailout for Greece Wednesday (19 August), as both the cabinet and parliament approved the package after a bruising debate. This means that Athens can receive the first installment as early as today.
Elections 19-08-2015

Dutch vote seen as key for Greek bailout disbursement

The German and Dutch parliaments are the last to vote on the €86 billion Greek bailout today (19 August). The Dutch government is likely to face a possible no confidence vote, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition is expected to face a rebellion.
Euro & Finance 15-07-2015

Tsipras clashes with Syriza’s drachma supporters

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attacked radical members of his own party who oppose the deal for a third bailout, making it clear that a return to the drachma is not in the cards. EURACTIV Greece reports.
Elections 10-07-2015

Ratification hurdles could sink new Greek bailout

Even if European governments agree to a comprehensive package for Greece at the extraordinary EU summit on Sunday (12 July), the bailout still has to be ratified by the German Bundestag as well as by the parliaments of Finland, Slovenia and Estonia.
Euro & Finance 14-08-2012

Commission plays down risk of ESM ratification delay

  The European Commission today (14 August) downplayed any risk of a substantial delay in Germany’s final approval of the eurozone's permanent bailout fund despite efforts to postpone a ruling on its legality.
Enlargement 30-09-2011

‘Warsaw Treaty’ to seal Croatia’s EU accession

Croatia will seal its EU accession in a treaty signing ceremony in Warsaw on 19 December, the Polish EU presidency announced yesterday (29 September).
Euro & Finance 17-12-2010

EU opts for new bailout system

European Union leaders have agreed to create a permanent financial safety net from 2013 and the European Central Bank moved to increase its firepower to fight the debt crisis that has rocked the euro zone.
Future EU 01-12-2009

New EU treaty enters into force, sparking reform

The European Union's Lisbon Treaty comes into force today (1 December), bringing to life the bloc's plans to overhaul its institutions and gain a greater role on the world stage.
Future EU 08-10-2009

Polish president to sign Lisbon Treaty on Saturday

Polish President Lech Kaczy?ski will sign the European Union's reform treaty on Saturday, his office said on Thursday, making the Czech Republic the last country yet to ratify the document.
Future EU 24-09-2009

Germany ends Lisbon ratification saga

A businessman's last-ditch effort to stop the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty has failed after the country's president, Horst Köhler, signed the additional reforms needed to finalise the ratification process. EURACTIV Germany reports.
EU Priorities 2020 28-05-2009

Czechs to push for Barroso re-appointment in June

The Czech Republic is pushing for a clear decision on the next Commission president at the EU summit in June, Czech EU Affairs Minister Štefan Füle told EURACTIV.cz in an interview, stressing that his government would "not deviate" from the previous government's intention to support incumbent José Manuel Barroso.
EU Priorities 2020 11-06-2008

Sarkozy at the wheel of Europe: What to expect from the French EU Presidency

"Nicolas Sarkozy will soon experience the limits and frustrations of France holding the six-month rotating presidency of the European Council," warns Justin Vaïsse of the Fondation Robert Schuman.
EU Priorities 2020 06-06-2008

Europe holds breath ahead of Friday 13th

As latest polls reveal the anti-Lisbon Treaty camp in Ireland have taken the lead, the superstitious date of Friday 13 June 2008, when the results of the referendum will be officially announced, could see Europe thrown into an existential crisis.
Future EU 25-04-2008

Clear votes for new EU Treaty in Denmark, Austria and Germany

The ratification process for the new Treaty gained momentum yesterday (24 April) as the Danish and Austrian parliaments approved the text, which also easily passed Germany's lower House. The votes in Vienna and Copenhagen mean the Treaty has now been adopted in 11 out of 27 countries.
Future EU 06-03-2008

UK MPs reject referendum on EU Treaty

MPs in the UK have rejected a proposal put forward by the opposition Conservatives to hold a popular referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon, paving the way for the text to be ratified via parliamentary vote.
Future EU 12-02-2008

Ratifying the Treaty of Lisbon

The ratification process for the Treaty of Lisbon began in December 2007 and is set to continue throughout 2008 despite Ireland’s rejection of the Treaty by referendum.
Future EU 05-02-2008

Romania ratifies EU Treaty as France moves to follow

Romania has ratified the Treaty of Lisbon by parliamentary vote after a huge majority of MPs approved the text yesterday (4 February). Meanwhile, France's parliament approved a constitutional amendment necessary to begin the ratification process of the treaty itself.
Future EU 05-02-2008

Slovakia to hold EU Treaty vote amid opposition protest

Slovakia's parliament is scheduled to vote on the Treaty of Lisbon on Thursday (February 7) after ratification was postponed for the second time last week in the wake of opposition protests over a media bill introduced by the ruling coalition. EURACTIV Slovakia reports.
Future EU 30-01-2008

Slovenia and Malta ratify EU treaty

Slovenia and Malta have become the latest countries to ratify the new EU Treaty agreed upon by EU leaders in December last year.
Future EU 01-08-2006

Analysis: A Europe of projects without a plan?

Julia De Clerck-Sachsse, from the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), offers advice on steps the Finnish presidency could take to move Europe forward despite some unclear conclusions from the June European Council.
Future EU 20-06-2005

Ratification process moves into slow motion

In an attempt to salvage the EU Constitution, a growing number of member states are opting to put their ratification processes on hold.
Future EU 02-06-2005

Juncker: “L’Europe ne fait plus rêver”

Insisting on the need to continue with the ratification process in all remaining member states, the three EU leaders were clearly taken aback by the extent of the overwhelming Dutch 'nee'.