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Process of Ratification in the Czech Republic

 

 

13 December 2007 Signature of the Treaty of Lisbon (subsequently published in the EU Official Journal, series C 306 of 17 December 2007).
   
29 January 2008 The Government submitted the Treaty of Lisbon to the Parliament of the Czech Republic requesting its consent to its ratification.
   
30 April 2008 The Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic petitioned the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic to review the conformity of the Treaty of Lisbon with the constitutional order of the Czech Republic (Resolution No. 379).
   
26 November 2008 The Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic declared that the contested provisions of the Treaty of Lisbon were not inconsistent with the constitutional order of the Czech Republic (file No. Pl. ÚS 19/08).
18 February 2009 The Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic expressed its consent to the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon (Resolution No. 1072).
19 March 2009 The Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic approved the so called “Lisbon” amendment to the Act on the Rules of Procedure of the Chamber of Deputies and of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic introducing inter alia the so called “binding mandate of the Government”, incorporation of which in the Czech constitutional order was a necessary condition for obtaining the consent of the Senate to the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon (Resolution No. 1107).
   
6 May 2009 The Senate approved the so called “Lisbon” amendment of the Rules of Procedure of the Chamber of Deputies and of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic (Resolution No. 153).
   
6 May 2009 The Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic gave its consent to the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon (Resolution No. 154).
6 May 2009 Senator J. Oberfalzer (Civic Democratic Party) announced his intention to file another petition to the Constitutional Court to assess the conformity of the Treaty of Lisbon with the Czech constitutional order. The signatures of at least 17 Senators were necessary to realize this intention. President of the Republic informed the media that he intended to wait (two months) with his signature to the instrument of ratification until the Senators have filed the petition with the Constitutional Court.
   
22 May 2009 The Government submitted the instrument of ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon to the President of the Republic.
   
27 May 2009 In his letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the President of the Republic formally confirmed his information for the media of 6 May 2009.
   
1 September 2009 A group of 17 Senators petitioned the Constitutional Court to annul selected provisions of the so-called “Lisbon” amendment of the Rules of Procedure of both chambers of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.
29 September 2009 A group of 17 Senators filed a second petition to the Constitutional Court to review the Treaty of Lisbon.
6 October 2009 The Constitutional Court rejected the complaint of a group of Senators of 1 September 2009 as manifestly unfounded (file No. Pl.  ÚS 26/09).
   
3 November 2009 The Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic decided the case under file No. Pl. ÚS 29/09 and declared that the Treaty of Lisbon as a whole was not inconsistent with the constitutional order of the Czech Republic. On the same day, at 3 p.m., the President of the Republic appended his signature to the instrument of ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon and in the evening it was countersigned by the Prime Minister.
   
13 November 2009 The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic deposited the Instrument of ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Italian Republic which is the depositary of the Treaty of Lisbon.
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