As expected, the Dutch cabinet has decided not to hold a referendum on the Reform Treaty.
There are rumours that after a decent interval we'll find out that some policies the Dutch Labour Party didn't like have been dropped.
The prime minister, Jan Peter Balkenende, said that it was a normal treaty and only needed a normal ratificiation procedure, otherwise what was parliament for?
But as I explained earlier, the government decision may not be the end of the story.
Dutch Europe Minister Frans Timmermans, one of the Labour members of the cabinet, told me he thought the government's arguments against a popular vote were "pretty convincing". But he acknowledged the parliament could still decide to organise a referendum - as it did in 2005.
Listen to my interview with him here.