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Oct 172009

Swedish Radio reports that according to an interview published today (17/10 2009) President Klaus  says that the “Lisbon Treaty has gone to far to be stopped at this moment however much some of us would like it.” This is the link to the Swedish website: Tveksamt tjeckiskt ja till Lissabonfördrag (SW). This is (probably) the interview with Klaus in “Lidové Noviny”: Schválení Lisabonu nebude konec dějin (CZ). You can paste the text into for instance Google Translator and get a certainly not unambiguous translation.

Here is our attempt: “The train pulled away so far that it probably will not be stopped.” President Václav Klaus, in a comprehensive interview with LN for the first time indirectly admitted that the Lisbon Treaty to sign after all.  ‘Lisbon Treaty is a good thing for Europe, for freedom in Europe and the Czech Republic do not. Train with her but I drove so fast and it’s so far away that he may not be possible to stop or go, whatever we wanted so many, “said the president literally.

Even the possible entry into force is not the end of history,” he says in an interview Klaus.oznámil that the CR calls continued exemption from the Charter of Fundamental Rights”

“Lisbon Treaty a good thing for Europe”? Sounds more like wishful thinking on behalf of Google than from Klaus. We provably have to regard this interview as a curious incident, nothing more, at least not until we can get a full authorized translation.

Update: Austrian daily “Die Presse” covers this story in some detail.  Klaus should have declared that he is not going to wait for the British elections.  The rest is rather unclear and sometimes contradictory.

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