Spain Senate ratifies EU reform treaty Andrew Gilmore at 12:26 PM ET
[JURIST] The Spanish Senate [official website] voted Wednesday to ratify the new EU reform treaty [JURIST news archive], also known as the Treaty of Lisbon [official website; text, PDF]. Jose Manuel Barroso [official profile], the president of the European Commission, congratulated Spain [text, PDF, in Spanish] on its passage of the Treaty, thanking the country for its "unwavering support for the European Project and the successful ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon." The approval of the Lisbon Treaty by the Spanish Senate marks the final legislative hurdle for official recognition of the Treaty by Spain. It must now be signed into law by the country's King Juan Carlos in order to be officially ratified. BBC News has more.
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