Czech Republic Cancels Referendum Plans

The Czech Republic, which hadn’t taken a final decision about how to implement the ratification process, will now not be organising a referendum. At least that is what the PM Jiri Paroubek is saying:

“Czech Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek said a decision by the UK to suspend a referendum on the EU constitution coupled with the French and Dutch rejections made a vote in his country ‘impossible’ for now.

In an interview with the BBC, broadcast Monday night, Paroubek — an advocate of the landmark treaty — also said he was ‘disappointed’ with the British move.”