For now, at any rate, the Nordic countries are to continue with the ratification process. We will see how this eveolves as the days pass.
We naturally respect the decision of the French people but it is crucial that Danes be allowed make their own decision in the autumn,” Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Denmark’s prime minister said.
There would be no change of plans should Dutch voters also reject the treaty on Wednesday, he added
Goran Persson, Sweden’s prime minister, described the French result as “a severe setback for the treaty” but pledged to continue the Swedish ratification process.
Matti Vanhanen, the Finnish prime minister, said he would proceed with the ratification process and expressed hope that other EU states would do likewise.