The Fiscal Stability Treaty: what happens next?

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, in Brussels What happens now that EU leaders have signed off on the fiscal compact treaty in Brussels? The first step is that the text will be translated into all 23 official EU languages (including Irish) and lawyers in each member state (26 since the UK is not participating) will check the text for legal compatibility in the relevant language.  That process should take a month, then it will be signed at the next EU summit …