Press conference on the Brussels European Council, 16-17/10/2003
Romano Prodi, President of the EC, gave a press conference ahead of the Brussels European Council of 16-17 October 2003. He spoke mainly on the following points: The stimulation of the European economy through initiatives favouring growth and an agreement by EU Heads of State or Government on a certain number of key measures on this issue. The Intergovernmental Conference (IGC), which should lead to a fully political Commission in a position to act and whose members are treated strictly equally. The fight against illegal immigration with the creation of an agency to reinforce border controls.