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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 1st row: Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and ...
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Brussels European Council, 13-14/03/08 Entrance of the Council building
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Brussels European Council, 13-14/03/08 View of the flags of the EU Member States
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Brussels European Council, 13-14/03/08 Part of the group photo: Conversation between Gordon Brown, British ...
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Brussels European Council, 13-14/03/08 Part of the group photo: Conversation between Fredrik Reinfeldt, ...
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Brussels European Council, 13-14/03/08 Part of the group photo: 1st row: Janez Janša, Slovenian Prime ...
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Brussels European Council, 13-14/03/08 Part of the group photo: Dimitrij Rupel, Slovenian Minister for ...
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Brussels European Council, 13-14/03/08 Part of the group photo: Janez Janša, Slovenian Prime Minister and ...
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Brussels European Council, 13-14/03/08 Conversation between Jean Asselborn, Luxembourgish Minister for ...
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Brussels European Council, 13-14/03/08 Conversation between Jean Asselborn, Luxembourgish Minister for ...
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Brussels European Council, 13-14/03/08 Conversation between Andrej Bajuk, Slovenian Minister of Finance, ...
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Brussels European Council, 13-14/03/08 Conversation between Andrej Bajuk, Slovenian Minister of Finance, ...
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Brussels European Council, 13-14/03/08 Conversation between Matti Vanhanen, Finnish Prime Minister, on the ...
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Brussels European Council, 13-14/03/08 Conversation between Andrej Bajuk, Slovenian Minister of Finance, on ...
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Brussels European Council, 13-14/03/08 Conversation between Nicolas Schmit, Luxembourgish Minister Delegate ...
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Brussels European Council, 13-14/03/08 Conversation between Catherine Day, Secretary-General of the EC, João ...
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