French Prime Minister says France will need a referendum on the EU Fiscal Treaty
The Prime Minister of France Francois Fillon has apparently told his parliamentary colleagues that he believes his country will need a referendum to approve provisions contained within the Fiscal Treaty.
Francois Fillon deems necessary # # a referendum on the inclusion of the golden rulebudget in the constitution.
Jérôme Chartier on twitter (translated using Google Translate)
Fillon's comments are reported by Jérôme Chartier who is a member of the National Assembly and sits on the Parliament's Finance Committee. Fillon is said to have told the parliament that a constitutional amendment to bind France to balancing public finances is necessary, a provision which is contained within the Fiscal Treaty.
Ireland's Attorney General is expected to tell the cabinet this week
that a referendum in Ireland is not needed, though the Taoiseach has told the Dáil this afternoon that there is no hurry on the advice being presented.