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Brussels European Council, 13-14/03/08

The Heads of State and Government of the EU met for the European Council under the presidency of Janez Janša, Slovenian Prime Minister. The main focus was the launch of the new cycle of the renewed Lisbon strategy for growth and jobs (2008-2010); investing in knowledge and innovation; unlocking the business potential, especially of SMEs; Investing in people and modernising labour markets. They also discussed climate change, energy and the stability of financial markets. The Heads of State and Government confirmed the validity of the Integrated Guidelines for Growth and Jobs, and at the same time presented the essential points for the following cycle of the Lisbon Strategy. They called for the creation of the "fifth freedom" based on the free movement of knowledge, underlining the importance of creativity and small and medium enterprises for the future development of the European economy. Special attention was also paid to the notion of flexicurity in the social dimension of the Lisbon Strategy.
Brussels European Council, 13-14/03/08
Entrance of the Council building
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View of the flags of the EU Member States
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1st row: Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative ...
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Part of the group photo: Conversation between Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister, on the ...
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Part of the group photo: Conversation between Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish Prime Minister, ...
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Brussels European Council, 13-14/03/08
Part of the group photo: 1st row: Janez Janša, Slovenian Prime Minister and President in ...
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Part of the group photo: Dimitrij Rupel, Slovenian Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the ...
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Part of the group photo: Janez Janša, Slovenian Prime Minister and President in Office of ...
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Conversation between Jean Asselborn, Luxembourgish Minister for Foreign Affairs and ...
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Conversation between Jean Asselborn, Luxembourgish Minister for Foreign Affairs and ...
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Conversation between Andrej Bajuk, Slovenian Minister of Finance, Jean-Claude Juncker, ...
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Conversation between Andrej Bajuk, Slovenian Minister of Finance, Jean-Claude Juncker, ...
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Conversation between Matti Vanhanen, Finnish Prime Minister, on the right, and José Manuel ...
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Conversation between Andrej Bajuk, Slovenian Minister of Finance, on the left, and Joaquín ...
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Conversation between Nicolas Schmit, Luxembourgish Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs ...
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Conversation between Catherine Day, Secretary-General of the EC, João Vale de Almeida, ...
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Brussels European Council, 13-14/03/08
Conversation between Catherine Day, Secretary-General of the EC, João Vale de Almeida, ...
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