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Czech leader seeks treaty opt-out

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The EU's Lisbon Treaty is facing a new hurdle as the Czech Republic, the last country holding out on ratification, is seeking an amendment to it.

Vaclav Klaus, the Czech Republic president and a Eurosceptic, wants a clause added protecting his country from possible property claims reaching back to the end of the Second World War.

The treaty cannot come in to force until all EU nations adopt it.

Emma North reports.

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