Treaty of Lisbon, State of Play: 20th July

So it’s been awhile since I’ve done this but Europe seams to be pressing ahead with ratification despite the Irish ‘No’ Vote. I have changed the layout slightly to show ratifications as some states have passed the treaty but have not ratified it.

AustriaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 24/04/2008. Ratified: 13/5/2008

BelgiumParliamentary Vote. Approved : 10/07/2008

BulgariaParliamentary Vote. Approved 21/3/2008. Ratified : 28/04/2008

CyprusParliamentary Vote. Approved : 03/07/2008

Czech RepublicParliamentary Vote. Court Case delaying the vote

DenmarkParliamentary Vote. Approved : 24/04/2008. Ratified : 29/05/2008

EstoniaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 11/06/08

FinlandParliamentary Vote. Approved : 11/06/08

FranceParliamentary Vote. Approved : 08/02/2008. Ratified : 14/02/2008

GermanyParliamentary Vote. Approved : 23/05/08 Court Case delaying Ratification

GreeceParliamentary Vote. Approved : 11/06/08

HungaryParliamentary Vote. Approved : 17/12/2007. Ratified : 06/02/2008

Republic of IrelandReferendum. Not approved : 12/06/08

ItalyParliamentary Vote. In Progress.

LatviaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 08/05/2008. Ratified : 16/06/2008

LithuaniaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 08/05/2008

LuxembourgParliamentary Vote. Approved : 29/05/08

MaltaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 29/01/2008. Ratified : 06/02/2008.

NetherlandsParliamentary Vote. Approved : 08/07/2008

PolandParliamentary Vote. Approved : 02/04/2008. President withholding ratification till Ireland ratify’s the treaty.

PortugalParliamentary Vote. Approved : 23/04/2008. Ratified : 17/06/2008

RomaniaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 04/02/2008. Ratified : 11/03/2008

SlovakiaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 10/04/2008. Ratified : 24/06/2008

SloveniaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 29/01/2008. Ratified : 24/04/2008

SpainParliamentary Vote. Approved : 15/07/2008

SwedenParliamentary Vote. Vote due in November.

United KingdomParliamentary Vote. Approved : 19/06/2008. Ratified : 16/07/2008


Sources:
Wikipedia
Europa

Lisbon Treaty, State of Play, May 28th

Germany is the latest country to approve the Treaty. Ratification is till a bit away due to a court challenge. 14 countries have approved the treaty and of them 5 countries have fully ratified the treaty. Still a bit to go, but we are pass the halfway mark. Will Ireland bring it to a halt? or will it be the courts in Germany and the Czech Republic?

AustriaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 24/04/2008

BelgiumParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Has passed the Senate (6th March) and the Chamber of Representatives (10th April). The treaty still has to pass the Brussels Regional Parliament, Flemish Parliament, Walloon Parliament, French Community Parliament and the German-speaking Community Parliament all due Mid-July

BulgariaParliamentary Vote. Approved 21/3/2008

CyprusParliamentary Vote.

Czech RepublicParliamentary Vote. In Progress. The Czech Senate decided to postpone the vote on the treaty and asked the constitutional court for its opinion on the treaty to see whether it is in line with Czech law
DenmarkParliamentary Vote. Approved : 24/04/2008

EstoniaParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in May.

FinlandParliamentary Vote. Vote due in the Autumn.

FranceParliamentary Vote. Approved : 08/02/2008

GermanyParliamentary Vote. Approved : 23/05/08 There is also a pending case before the Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe which must be completed before the President will sign off on the treaty.

GreeceParliamentary Vote. Vote due in Spring.

HungaryParliamentary Vote. Approved : 17/12/2007

Republic of IrelandReferendum. Referendum due on 12th June.

ItalyParliamentary Vote. In Progress. The vote will take place some time after the 29th of April.

LatviaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 08/05/2008

LithuaniaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 08/05/2008

LuxembourgParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in June.

MaltaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 29/01/2008

NetherlandsParliamentary Vote. Vote due in the Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal (Second Chamber) in the June and the Eerste Kamer (First Chamber) in Autumn.

PolandParliamentary Vote. Approved : 02/04/2008

PortugalParliamentary Vote. Approved : 23/04/2008

RomaniaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 04/02/2008

SlovakiaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 10/04/2008

SloveniaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 29/01/2008

Spain Parliamentary Vote.

SwedenParliamentary Vote. Vote due in November.

United KingdomParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Passed the House of Commons (11th March). House of Lords to vote in April. Date TBD for Gibraltar Parliament.

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Sources:
Europa
Wikipedia

Lisbon Treaty, State of Play, May 9th "Europe Day"

Latvia and Lithuania are the latest countries to ratify the treaty. While the Czech Republic has joined Germany in waiting for the courts to decided before they can offically sign off on the treaty.

AustriaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 24/04/2008

BelgiumParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Has passed the Senate (6th March) and the Chamber of Representatives (10th April). The treaty still has to pass the Brussels Regional Parliament, Flemish Parliament, Walloon Parliament, French Community Parliament and the German-speaking Community Parliament all due Mid-July

BulgariaParliamentary Vote. Approved 21/3/2008

CyprusParliamentary Vote.

Czech RepublicParliamentary Vote. In Progress. The Czech Senate decided to postpone the vote on the treaty and asked the constitutional court for its opinion on the treaty to see whether it is in line with Czech law
DenmarkParliamentary Vote. Approved : 24/04/2008

EstoniaParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in May.

FinlandParliamentary Vote. Vote due in the Autumn.

FranceParliamentary Vote. Approved : 08/02/2008

GermanyParliamentary Vote. In Progress. The Bundestag is due to vote on the 25th of April and the Bundesrat is due to vote on the 23rd of May. There is also a pending case before the Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe which must be completed before the President will sign off on the treaty.

GreeceParliamentary Vote. Vote due in Spring.

HungaryParliamentary Vote. Approved : 17/12/2007

Republic of IrelandReferendum. Referendum due on 12th June.

ItalyParliamentary Vote. In Progress. The vote will take place some time after the 29th of April.

LatviaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 08/05/2008

LithuaniaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 08/05/2008

LuxembourgParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in June.

MaltaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 29/01/2008

NetherlandsParliamentary Vote. Vote due in the Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal (Second Chamber) in the June and the Eerste Kamer (First Chamber) in Autumn.

PolandParliamentary Vote. Approved : 02/04/2008

PortugalParliamentary Vote. Approved : 23/04/2008

RomaniaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 04/02/2008

SlovakiaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 10/04/2008

SloveniaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 29/01/2008

Spain Parliamentary Vote.

SwedenParliamentary Vote. Vote due in November.

United KingdomParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Passed the House of Commons (11th March). House of Lords to vote in April. Date TBD for Gibraltar Parliament.

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Sources:
Europa
Wikipedia

Lisbon Treaty: State of Play, April 30th

An update on its progress through Europe. The treaty has completed its passage in Austria, Denmark and Portugal. The List below has been update to reflect this. We are appraching the halfway mark as 11 of the 27 Member states have ratified the treaty.

AustriaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 24/04/2008

BelgiumParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Has passed the Senate (6th March) and the Chamber of Representatives (10th April). The treaty still has to pass the Brussels Regional Parliament, Flemish Parliament, Walloon Parliament, French Community Parliament and the German-speaking Community Parliament all due Mid-July

BulgariaParliamentary Vote. Approved 21/3/2008

CyprusParliamentary Vote.

Czech RepublicParliamentary Vote. In Progress.

DenmarkParliamentary Vote. Approved : 24/04/2008

EstoniaParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in May.

FinlandParliamentary Vote. Vote due in the Autumn.

FranceParliamentary Vote. Approved : 08/02/2008

GermanyParliamentary Vote. In Progress. The Bundestag is due to vote on the 25th of April and the Bundesrat is due to vote on the 23rd of May.

GreeceParliamentary Vote. Vote due in Spring.

HungaryParliamentary Vote. Approved : 17/12/2007

Republic of IrelandReferendum. Referendum due on 12th June.

ItalyParliamentary Vote. In Progress. The vote will take place some time after the 29th of April.

LatviaParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in April

LithuaniaParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due before May 9th.

LuxembourgParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in June.

MaltaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 29/01/2008

NetherlandsParliamentary Vote. Vote due in the First chamber in the Autumn.

PolandParliamentary Vote. Approved : 02/04/2008

PortugalParliamentary Vote. Approved : 23/04/2008

RomaniaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 04/02/2008

SlovakiaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 10/04/2008

SloveniaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 29/01/2008

Spain Parliamentary Vote.

SwedenParliamentary Vote. Vote due in November.

United KingdomParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Passed the House of Commons (11th March). House of Lords to vote in April. Date TBD for Gibraltar Parliament.

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Sources:
Europa
Wikipedia

Lisbon Treaty: State of Play April 11th

Slovakia has become the latest member state to ratify the treaty after it was used as a political football over a media bill. The List below is also updated to reflect the fact that Austria’s National Council has passed the treaty.

AustriaParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Passed the Nationalrat on 9th April. Vote due in Bundesrat on the 24th April

BelgiumParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Has passed the Senate (6th March) and the Chamber of Representatives (10th April). The treaty still has to pass the Brussels Regional Parliament, Flemish Parliament, Walloon Parliament, French Community Parliament and the German-speaking Community Parliament all due Mid-July

BulgariaParliamentary Vote. Approved 21/3/2008

CyprusParliamentary Vote.

Czech RepublicParliamentary Vote. In Progress.

DenmarkParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in June.

EstoniaParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in May.

FinlandParliamentary Vote. Vote due in the Autumn.

FranceParliamentary Vote. Approved : 08/02/2008

GermanyParliamentary Vote. In Progress. The Bundestag is due to vote on the 25th of April and the Bundesrat is due to vote on the 23rd of May.

GreeceParliamentary Vote. Vote due in Spring.

HungaryParliamentary Vote. Approved : 17/12/2007

Republic of IrelandReferendum. Referendum due on 12th June.

ItalyParliamentary Vote. In Progress. The vote will take place some time after the 29th of April.

LatviaParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in April

LithuaniaParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due before May 9th.

LuxembourgParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in June.

MaltaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 29/01/2008

NetherlandsParliamentary Vote. Vote due in the First chamber in the Autumn.

PolandParliamentary Vote. Approved : 02/04/2008

PortugalParliamentary Vote. Vote due on the 23rd April

RomaniaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 04/02/2008

SlovakiaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 10/04/2008

SloveniaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 29/01/2008

Spain Parliamentary Vote.

SwedenParliamentary Vote. Vote due in November.

United KingdomParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Passed the House of Commons (11th March). House of Lords to vote in April. Date TBD for Gibraltar Parliament.

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Sources:
Europa
Wikipedia

UN Convention on the rights of Persons with Disabilities

I should have picked up on this alot earlier. But anyway 20 coutries have ratified the Convention meaning it can enter into force so who are these twenty enlightened countries?

Bangladesh – 30 November 2007
Croatia – 15 August 2007
Cuba – 6 September 2007
Ecuador – 3 April 2008
El Salvador – 14 December 2007
Gabon – 1 October 2007
Guinea – 8 February 2008
Hungary – 20 July 2007
India – 1 October 2007
Jamaica – 30 March 2007
Jordan – 31 March 2008
Mexico – 17 December 2007
Namibia – 4 December 2007
Nicaragua – 7 December 2007
Panama – 7 August 2007
Peru – 30 January 2008
San Marino – 22 February 2008
South Africa – 30 November 2007
Spain – 3 December 2007
Tunisia – 2 April 2008

Now I must say some of these countries to not instantly spring to mind when thinking of countries that might sign up for it! Only one of the twenty seven EU Member States has ratified the Convention which was opened for signature over a year ago (30 March 2007).

Ireland signed the convention on the 30th of March last year, but there is still no sign of legislation forthcoming to allow us to ratify the treaty.

Here some information on the Convention. Links at the end of the post (As usual!)

There are eight guiding principles that underlie the Convention and each one of its specific articles:

* Respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy including the freedom to make one’s own choices, and independence of persons
* Non-discrimination
*Full and effective participation and inclusion in society
* Respect for difference and acceptance of persons with disabilities as part of human diversity and humanity
* Equality of opportunity
* Accessibility
* Equality between men and women
* espect for the evolving capacities of children with disabilities and respect for the right of children with disabilities to preserve their identities

The convention will become legally binding on 3 May.

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Links:
Secretary-General Ban hails entry into force of treaty on disability rights – UN News Centre
CONVENTION on the RIGHTS of PERSONS with DISABILITIES
List of Signatories and RatificationsUNEnable

Lisbon Treaty: State of Play, April 3rd

I think I will be updating this list alot for the next month or so. One of the potential obstacles, I highlated, for the treaty was overcome when Poland ratified the treaty this week! It passed the Sejm with a wopping majority of 326 votes!! (384 for, 56 against) It passed the Senate 74 votes to 17. Thank you Poland. Seven down, twenty to go!

AustriaParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in both houses on 9th April

BelgiumParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Has passed the Senate (6th March). Still has to pass Chamber of Representatives (9th April), Brussels Regional Parliament, Flemish Parliament, Walloon Parliament, French Community Parliament and the German-speaking Community Parliament all due Mid-July

BulgariaParliamentary Vote. Approved 21/3/2008

CyprusParliamentary Vote.

Czech RepublicParliamentary Vote. In Progress.

DenmarkParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in June.

EstoniaParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in May.

FinlandParliamentary Vote. Vote due in the Autumn.

FranceParliamentary Vote. Approved : 08/02/2008

GermanyParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Both houses due to vote on the 23rd May.

GreeceParliamentary Vote. Vote due in Spring.

HungaryParliamentary Vote. Approved : 17/12/2007

Republic of IrelandReferendum. Referendum due in June.

ItalyParliamentary Vote. In Progress.

LatviaParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in April

LithuaniaParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due before May 9th.

LuxembourgParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in June.

MaltaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 29/01/2008

NetherlandsParliamentary Vote. Vote due in the First chamber in the Autumn.

PolandParliamentary Vote. Approved : 02/04/2008

PortugalParliamentary Vote. Vote due on the 23rd April

RomaniaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 04/02/2008

SlovakiaParliamentary Vote. In Progress.

SloveniaParliamentary Vote. Approved : 29/01/2008

Spain Parliamentary Vote.

SwedenParliamentary Vote. Vote due in November.

United KingdomParliamentary Vote. In Progress. Passed the House of Commons (11th March). House of Lords to vote in April. Date TBD for Gibraltar Parliament.

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Sources:
Europa
Wikipedia

EDIT: Seven countries have passed the treaty not six! it turns out I cant count!

Lisbon Treaty: State of Play 31st March

Bulgaria is the latest Member state to pass the Lisbon Treaty so heres an update on the procedings in each member state.

Austria – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in both houses on 9th April
Belgium – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress. Has passed the Senate (6th March). Still has to pass Chamber of Representatives(9th April), Brussels Regional Parliament, Flemish Parliament, Walloon Parliament, French Community Parliament and the German-speaking Community Parliament all due Mid-July
Bulgaria – Parliamentary Vote. Approved 21/3/2008
Cyprus – Parliamentary Vote.
Czech Republic – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress.
Denmark – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in June.
Estonia – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in May.
Finland – Parliamentary Vote. Vote due in the Autumn.
France – Parliamentary Vote. Approved : 08/02/2008
Germany – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress. Both houses due to vote on the 23rd May.
Greece – Parliamentary Vote. Vote due in Spring.
Hungary – Parliamentary Vote. Approved : 17/12/2007
Republic of Ireland – Referendum. Referendum due in June.
Italy – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress.
Latvia – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in April
Lithuania – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due before May 9th.
Luxembourg – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress. Vote due in June.
Malta- Parliamentary Vote. Approved : 29/01/2008
Netherlands – Parliamentary Vote. Vote due in the First chamber in the Autumn.
Poland – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress.
Portugal – Parliamentary Vote. Vote due on the 23rd April
Romania- Parliamentary Vote. Approved : 04/02/2008
Slovakia – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress.
Slovenia- Parliamentary Vote. Approved : 29/01/2008
Spain – Parliamentary Vote.
Sweden – Parliamentary Vote. Vote due in November.
United Kingdom – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress. Passed the House of Commons (11th March). House of Lords to vote in April. Date TBD for Gibraltar Parliament.

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Sources:
Europa
Wikipedia

Lisbon Treaty: State of play 8th Feb 2008

Yesterday after I had done all my posting France up and ratified the treaty so hence this post to update the list

Austria – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress
Belgium – Parliamentary Vote
Bulgaria – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress
Cyprus – Parliamentary Vote
Czech Republic – Parliamentary Vote
Denmark – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress
Estonia – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress
Finland – Parliamentary Vote
France – Parliamentary Vote. Approved : 08/02/2008
Germany – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress
Greece – Parliamentary Vote
Hungary – Parliamentary Vote. Approved : 17/12/2007
Republic of Ireland – Referendum
Italy – Parliamentary Vote
Latvia – Parliamentary Vote
Lithuania – Parliamentary Vote
Luxembourg – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress
Malta- Parliamentary Vote. Approved : 29/01/2008
Netherlands – Parliamentary Vote
Poland – Parliamentary Vote
Portugal – Parliamentary Vote
Romania- Parliamentary Vote. Approved : 04/02/2008
Slovakia – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress
Slovenia- Parliamentary Vote. Approved : 29/01/2008
Spain – Parliamentary Vote
Sweden – Parliamentary Vote
United Kingdom – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress

Also people have been asking for my sources. The overall state of play is availible on the Europa Website, but Wikipedia will actually give you the result of the vote in each house. Its interesting to read it

Lisbon Treaty: State of Play 7th Feb, 2008

Heres the current state of play for the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon. It must be ratified by all member states by the 1st of January 2009. So far four memeber states have pass the treaty. I remember doing this for the failed constitution so thought it would be fun to do it for this.

Austria – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress
Belgium – Parliamentary Vote
Bulgaria – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress
Cyprus – Parliamentary Vote
Czech Republic – Parliamentary Vote
Denmark – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress
Estonia – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress
Finland – Parliamentary Vote
France – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress
Germany – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress
Greece – Parliamentary Vote
Hungary – Parliamentary Vote. Approved : 17/12/2007
Republic of Ireland – Referendum
Italy – Parliamentary Vote
Latvia – Parliamentary Vote
Lithuania – Parliamentary Vote
Luxembourg – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress
Malta- Parliamentary Vote. Approved : 29/01/2008
Netherlands – Parliamentary Vote
Poland – Parliamentary Vote
Portugal – Parliamentary Vote
Romania- Parliamentary Vote. Approved : 04/02/2008
Slovakia – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress
Slovenia- Parliamentary Vote. Approved : 29/01/2008
Spain – Parliamentary Vote
Sweden – Parliamentary Vote
United Kingdom – Parliamentary Vote. In Progress

Hopefully Ill remember to update this list every so often