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Poland's president Lech Kaczynski signs the EU's Lisbon Treaty at a ceremony at the presidential palace in Warsaw, October 10 2009.
Poland's president Lech Kaczynski signs the EU's Lisbon Treaty as, from left, Sweden's prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso look on, at the presidential palace in Warsaw, October 10 2009.
The Ministry of Sound's first night at the Viper Rooms in Sofia on Friday October 30 will feature DJ Shane Kehoe
European External Action Service, foreseen in the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, should be subject to democratic oversight by the European Parliament, MEPs say in a resolution approved on October 22 2009.
Sweden, current holder of the European Union presidency, is working with Czech authorities on an opt-out on some provisions of the Lisbon Treaty to open the way for president Vaclav Klaus to sign it.
‘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.
Czech president Vaclav Klaus wants a footnote added to the treaty before he will sign it. Details of the footnote are not clear, but already the proposal has been rejected by France.
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
Judges push for a speedy ruling over controversial accord
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.
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.