A Breakthrough in Brussels EU Reaches Deal on Lisbon Treaty

Friday's deal in Brussels paving the way forward for a second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty in Ireland is the most important decision taken in Europe this year. The treaty, which will bring widespread reforms to the European Union and give its institutions greater power, could be go into effect before the end of the year.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Brussels:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Brussels:

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