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Brussels European Council, 16-17/06/2005

The European Council brought together the Heads of State or government of the EU. Despite the ratification of the European Constitution by 10 Member States, the Council considered that the "no" in the referenda by the French and Dutch people "expressed the worries and concerns which must be taken into account". It therefore decided that a new period of reflection and explanation had to be opened. An assessment of the ratification process should be established during the first half of 2006. An agreement on the financial perspective for the EU for the period 2007-2013 could not be found. Some States, including France, insisted on the revision of the rebate granted to 3 countries for the financing of the EU. Other States linked this debate to a thorough review of the European budgetary process, involving a reduction in the weight of the CAP. The Luxembourg Presidency presented a compromise that was rejected by the British Government, who takes over the Presidency of the EU as from 1 July 2005.
Brussels European Council, 16-17/06/2005
European and British flag
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Brussels European Council, 16-17/06/2005
Conversation between Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External ...
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Brussels European Council, 16-17/06/2005
Conversation between Javier Solanna, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High ...
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Brussels European Council, 16-17/06/2005
Conversation between Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Danish Prime Minister, on the left, and José ...
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Brussels European Council, 16-17/06/2005
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, in the middle
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Brussels European Council, 16-17/06/2005
Jacques Chirac, President of the French Republic, Aigars Kalvîtis, Latvian Prime Minister, ...
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Brussels European Council, 16-17/06/2005
Jacques Chirac, President of the French Republic, on the left, and Gerhard Schröder, ...
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Brussels European Council, 16-17/06/2005
Conversation between Jacques Chirac, President of the French Republic, on the left, and ...
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Brussels European Council, 16-17/06/2005
Conversation between Philippe Douste-Blazy, French Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jack ...
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Brussels European Council, 16-17/06/2005
Conversation between ?, Jacques Chirac, President of the French Republic, and Gerhard ...
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Brussels European Council, 16-17/06/2005
Conversation between Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourgish Prime Minister; Minister of State; ...
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Brussels European Council, 16-17/06/2005
Conversation between Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourgish Prime Minister; Minister of State; ...
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Brussels European Council, 16-17/06/2005
Conversation between Jacques Chirac, President of the French Republic, Tony Blair, British ...
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Brussels European Council, 16-17/06/2005
Conversation between José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, on the left, and Benita ...
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Brussels European Council, 16-17/06/2005
Group photo, from left to right: 1st row: Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council ...
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Brussels European Council, 16-17/06/2005
Group photo, from left to right: - 1st row: Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourgish Prime ...
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Brussels European Council, 16-17/06/2005
Group photo, from left to right: - 1st row: Traian Băsescu, President of Romania; Tassos ...
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Brussels European Council, 16-17/06/2005
Group photo, from left to right: - 1st row: Javier Solana, Secretary General of the ...
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