Polish president 'won't sign EU treaty'

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The Independent Online

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.