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You want more signatures, given an unstated time constraint. What is that time constraint? Where are the signatures?
The Treaty of Lisbon is expected to come into force before 2009, and the plan is for the first Council President to take office on January 1, 2009. The details of the job are to be defined by the Council. There is apparently a push by Sarkozy to have the job description approved at the June Council Summit. Whether the President would be selected then or in September is an open question.

The Treaty of Lisbon will also introduce provisions on citizen petitions and legislative initiatives with a requirement of one million signatures from a number of member states.

ET would score a major, major, coup if we managed to deliver 1M signatures to the Council before the appointment is actually made.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 4th, 2008 at 06:01:27 AM EST
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