The treaty, which must win approval by all 27 EU countries to take effect, will give the bloc a long-term president, a more powerful foreign policy chief, more democratic decision-making and more say for European and national parliaments.
Latvia's parliament approved the treaty in a second and final reading by 70 votes in favour, three against and 1 abstention in the 100-seat house.
In Lithuania, deputies voted 83-23 in the 141-seat parliament to ratify the treaty, which replaces a more ambitious European constitution rejected by French and Dutch voters in referendums several years ago.
Ireland is the only EU state holding a referendum on the treaty on June 12, and a 'no' vote could sink the project.
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