Merkel insists ratification of EU treaty should be continued

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June 16, 2008 18:17

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says ratification of the European Union's reform treaty should continue "wherever it is possible" despite its rejection by Irish voters. Merkel was in Poland Monday for talks with Prime Minister Donald Tusk. Her previously scheduled visit comes after the outcome of the Irish referendum on Thursday - the only vote on the treaty in the 27-nation EU - pushed the bloc into a new crisis. Merkel told a news conference she believes that Ireland should not be isolated in the EU as a result of the "no" vote.


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