Germany and Poland say they will work together to try to find a way forward after the Irish “no” vote in the new EU reform treaty. The Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for the ratification process across the bloc to continue.
After joint talks, Merkel said: “I’m saying this for Germany, and I’ve heard it from the Polish side, we need this Lisbon treaty to be able to work and to be able to enlarge the European Union”.
Tusk said he was confident that a way out of the crisis could be found and demanded that the Irish be treated with respect. Both leaders said no serious European politician would support a so-called two-speed Europe.