The European Council of London met under the Presidency of Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister, with the participation of Heads of State and Government of the EC Member States. The Council underlined the beginning of negotiations in light of the accession of Portugal and Spain to the EC. The Council received the initiative of the German and Italian Governments concerning the European Union. In addition, Helmut Schmidt made a report of his meeting with Léonid Brejnev, First Secretary of the Soviet Union’s Communist Party. The Council celebrated the commitment made by the United States to achieve the objective of an important disarmament through mutual reduction of nuclear and conventional forces. In addition, the Council examined the state of negotiations on security and cooperation in Europe. Lastly, relations between the EC and Poland and the tragedy in Afghanistan were discussed.
Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister and President in office of the Council, on the ... Reference:P-010165 Date:27/11/1981
General view of the meeting room:
Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb, Belgian Minister for Foreign ... Reference:P-010165 Date:27/11/1981
London European Council, 26-27/11/1981