Czechs sign up to the EUtreaty

EU banking supremo Neelie Kroes might be an all-powerful figure as she carves up some of Britain’s largest banks – but her successor will have a lot more clout. With Czech President Václav Klaus adding his signature to the Lisbon Treaty yesterday, the EU is set to have even more powers over Europe’s financial system. The Czech Republic was the last EU country that did not ratify the EU treaty but fell in line after Czech courts ordered it to.