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Hungary regrets Irish rejection of Lisbon Treaty
Maireid Sullivan | June 13, 2008 at 04:35 pmby
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BUDAPEST, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Hungary regrets that Irish voters have rejected the Lisbon Treaty on EU reforms ,but believes that the outcome of the referendum does not necessarily mean the failure of the document, Hungarian Foreign Affairs Spokesman Lajos Szelestey said on Friday.
Hungarian News Agency MTI quoted Szelestey as saying that Hungary hopes the EU countries will find a solution which both respects the decision of Irish voters and enables the values and instruments of the Lisbon Treaty to be preserved.
Hungary was the first EU member state to ratify the Lisbon Treaty.