Czech court delays verdict on Lisbon Treaty

The Czech Constitutional Court has delayed its verdict on whether the Lisbon Treaty conforms to the country's constitution.

The Czech Constitutional Court has delayed its verdict on whether the Lisbon Treaty conforms to the country's constitution.

The court was expected to deliver a ruling today, but will now return to the issue tomorrow after hearing arguments against the treaty from Czech President Vaclav Havel.

The Czech government supports the document, but Mr Havel is an avowed Eurosceptic.

If the court rules in favour of the treaty, it would leave Ireland in an increasingly isolated position among the EU member states.

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