Swedish PM calls talks to seek way forward on Lisbon


Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, whose country currently holds the rotating EU presidency, welcomed the outcome of the Irish referendum as “a good day for Europe” and said he wanted to meet with Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer and EC chief Jose Manuel Barosso to discuss the way forward on Lisbon. Meanwhile, Mr. Barosso called for patience saying that the EU must respect the ongoing constitutional procedures in the Czech Republic and expressing the belief that as soon as the Constitutional Court delivered a verdict President Klaus would conclude the treaty’s ratification.