Office of President: Klaus happy with EU treaty proposal

23-10-2009

The office of the Czech president has revealed that Václav Klaus is satisfied with a proposal by the Swedish EU presidency addressing his demands for modifications to the EU’s Lisbon treaty. In a statement released on Friday, the president’s office made clear the proposal met Mr Klaus’s expectations. In related news, the Czech EU Affairs Minister Stefan Fuele said, meanwhile, that the exemption Mr Klaus is seeking concerning the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights, would be general - adding the words “Czech Republic” to opt-outs for Poland and Great Britain. Mr Klaus has sought the exemption to prevent any re-opening of property claims by ethnic Germans who were expelled from Czech soil after World War II; he has conditioned his signing of the Lisbon Treaty to the guarantee.