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Czech president not pleased over signing Lisbon Treaty

Czech President Vaclav Klaus is openly hostile to European Union integration, and resisted signing the reform package known as the Lisbon Treaty for months. But today, after the Constitutional Court rejected an appeal by Klausian supporters from the Czech Senate, the prickly president capitulated and signed the treaty. His disgust at having to sign the treaty — which he said would be the end of the Czech Republic as a soveriegn nation — can be seen clearly in this photo.