(Reuters) - Ireland voted “No” in a referendum on the European Union treaty to streamline decision-making in the 27-member bloc, putting the entire EU reform plan in peril.
Fourteen members have already ratified the treaty and another four are close. Following is a breakdown:
* AUSTRIA - Parliament authorised ratification on April 9.
* BULGARIA - Parliament ratified on March 21.
* DENMARK - Parliament ratified on April 24. Lawmakers approved the charter in a 90-25 vote.
* FRANCE - Lower house of parliament ratified on February 7 by 336 votes to 52.
* GERMANY - Upper house of parliament voted to ratify the treaty on May 23. Fifteen German federal states voted for ratification. The city-state of Berlin abstained.
* HUNGARY - Became the first of the 27 EU countries to ratify the treaty in a parliamentary vote on December 17, 2007.
* IRELAND - Irish voters rejected the Lisbon Treaty in a referendum on June 12 with 53.4 percent voting against and 46.6 percent voting for. Ireland was the only member that put the pact to the public in a referendum.
* LATVIA - Approved treaty on May 8.
* LITHUANIA - Approved treaty on May 8.
* LUXEMBOURG - Parliament ratified the treaty on May 29.
* MALTA - Parliament unanimously ratified treaty on January 29.
* PORTUGAL - Parliament voted to ratify treaty on April 23.
* ROMANIA - Parliament ratified the treaty on February 4.
* SLOVAKIA - Parliament approved the treaty on April 10 after an opposition party backed away from a threat to derail ratification.
* SLOVENIA - EU president Slovenia’s parliament ratified the bloc’s reform treaty on January 29.
OTHERS YET TO RATIFY:
* CZECH REPUBLIC - The upper house referred the treaty to the country’s top court in April to rule if it was in line with the constitution, delaying ratification by parliament until late 2008.
* ESTONIA - Parliament approved the treaty on June 11. The president’s signature will complete the process.
* FINLAND - Parliament approved the treaty on June 11 by 151 votes for and 27 against. The process will be completed when President Tarja Halonen signs it into law.
* POLAND - Both chambers of parliament approved the treaty in April. However, President Lech Kaczynski has yet to sign the treaty in the final part of the ratification process.
* BELGIUM, CYPRUS, GREECE, ITALY, NETHERLANDS, SPAIN, SWEDEN and UNITED KINGDOM also have yet to ratify
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Writing by David Cutler, London Editorial Reference Unit
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