Czech President Vaclav Klaus has said he will not sign the EU's Lisbon Treaty for now, due to its rejection by Irish voters.
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- Pressure increases on the Czech and Polish nations to approve the Treaty of Lisbon; Polish President Lech Kaczynski is expected to sign it following the second Irish referendum but Czech President Vaclav Klaus continues to decline.
- Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer says President Vaclav Klaus's disruption of the Treaty of Lisbon is harming the country's credit.
- Czech President Vaclav Klaus's disruption of the Treaty of Lisbon is deemed "absurd, irresponsible and damaging to the country" by his predecessor Vaclav Havel.
- Czech President Vaclav Klaus says he is "adamant" Irish voters will reject the European Union's Treaty of Lisbon when they vote on it again in the country's 2 October referendum, meaning his unwillingness to sign the treaty will be justified.
- Czech President Vclav Klaus compares the Treaty of Lisbon to "an unstoppable speeding train" that he is being forced to sign.