EU - French ratification of treaty becomes official
Ratification of the European Union's new reform treaty became official with its publication in the country's official journal.
PARIS, February 14, 2008 France's ratification of the European Union's
new reform treaty became official on Thursday with its publication in the
country's official journal.
Its publication makes France the first large EU country to ratify the
treaty, drafted to implement decision-making reforms for the 27-member bloc,
after rebellious French voters shot down the EU's ill-fated constitution in a
referendum three years ago.