Czech scientists call on Senate to approve Lisbon treaty


Czech scientists associated in the Learned Society of the Czech Republic called on the Senate on Tuesday to approve the Lisbon treaty. In a letter to the lawmakers, distinguished members of the country’s scientific community, including former heads of the Czech Academy of Sciences Rudolf Zahradník, Václav Pačes and Helena Illenrová, said that the ratification of the reform document was in line with Czech historic and cultural traditions. The Lisbon treaty was approved by Parliament’s lower house in February; the Senate is scheduled to start debating the treaty on May 6.