Brussels Extraordinary European Council, 29/10/1993
The Extraordinary European Council of Brussels met under the Presidency of Jean-Luc Dehaene, Belgian Prime Minister. On the eve of the entry into force of the Treaty of Maastricht on the European Union on 1 November, the European Council adopted a solemn declaration saluting the important step taken towards increased prosperity, effectiveness and democracy. The Council also reaffirmed 1 January 1994 as the date for the beginning of the second phase of the EMU, during which the coordination of monetary and economic policies will be reinforced. In addition, the Council decided that the European Monetary Institute will be presided by Alexandre Lamfalussy and will have its headquarters in Frankfurt. Furthermore, the European Council addressed development and CFSP, the establishment of Europol, judicial cooperation and enlargement.
Jacques Delors, President of the CEC, in the meeting room
Group photo, from left to right:
1st row: Andréas Papandréou, Greek ...
General view of the meeting room