Polish president 'won't sign EU treaty'

Poland's President Lech Kaczynski will not sign the European Union's Lisbon Treaty on Sunday, his twin brother Jaroslaw said today, contradicting an earlier statement from a presidential aide.

"This is all media speculation. If (the aide Aleksander) Szczyglo really said this, it means he is misinformed. According to what I know, and I have knowledge of this, this won't happen on Sunday," Jaroslaw Kaczynski told a news conference.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski is known to exercise influence over his brother and heads Poland's main opposition party.

A second presidential aide, Pawel Wypych, also told Reuters he did not expect the president to sign the treaty on Sunday.