Wed, Jun 19 2013
Supporters of the "Yes" watch the results of the Irish referendum on the Lisbon Treaty in a pub near the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, October 3 2009.
A protestor holds a banner during a demonstration opposing the Lisbon treaty signing in front of the Irish embassy in central Prague, October 3 2009. Czech Republic's president Vaclav Klaus and Poland's president Lech Kaczynski are the last two European leaders who have not signed the treaty yet.
Irish prime minister Brian Cowen, centre, addresses journalists on the steps of Government Buildings in Dublin, October 3 2009. Irish voters had given resounding approval to the European Union's Lisbon Treaty in a referendum, Cowen said.
‘The train has already travelled so fast and so far that I guess it will not be possible to stop it or turn it around, however much we would wish to,’ Klaus says in an interview in Prague, adding he will not wait for the UK elections.
EU needs to seriously rethink how it implements its foreign aid policy, according to a European Council on Relations report, released on October 15 2009.
The Irish referendum produced a psychological victory for the pro-Lisbon Treaty camp, and boosted the hopes of EU candidate states, but potential obstacles remain in the way of the treaty
Signing on October 11 will leave Czech president Vaclav Klaus as the only holdout, while Czech prime minister Jan Fischer has told EU leaders he fully expects his country to ratify the Lisbon Treaty by the end of 2009.
After unofficial indications that Ireland has voted yes to the Lisbon Treaty, eyes turn to Warsaw and Prague, the last two holdouts on the treaty.
Irish voters headed to the polls Friday to decide on a referendum on the European Union's Lisbon Treaty. Observers say turn-out has been slow on a vote that will affect the whole of the European Union.
German ratification of the Lisbon Treaty was a triumphant overture to Angela Merkel’s election victory – now the next move is up to Irish voters in their October 2 2009 referendum.
The global food import bill in 2012 could decline to $1.24 trillion, down slightly from last year’s record of $1.29 trillion.
Boevski has been under arrest in Brazil since October, when he was arrested at Sao Paulo's international airport with nine kg of cocaine in his luggage.
Whereas foreign media ownership is perceived as advantageous for media outlets and journalists, Bulgarian owners are perceived as investors with short-term vision who strive for immediate profits.
Killing spree in Norway in July 2011 and the arrests of individuals in a number of EU member states for the preparation of terrorist attacks, are proof of the continuing need for vigilance, Europol says.
In her message to mark the Day, Bulgaria's Bokova said that books are 'valuable tools' for knowledge-sharing, mutual understanding and openness to others and to the world.