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European Council of Brussels, 24-25/10/2002

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"Under a determined and well organised Danish Presidency, this was a very workmanlike and almost low-key Summit and yet it marked an historic breakthrough on the way to accomplishing the biggest enlargement of the Union ever. Heads of State and Government showed leadership and demonstrated a high degree of determination to achieve an overall successful outcome. Above all, they focused on the big picture. The new working methods simplified the arrangements and the preparation of an annotated agenda proved to be a useful tool for the preparation of Summit helping to focus the attention of Heads of State and Government on a few politically delicate issues. Everything is now down to the Copenhagen Summit. Much remains to be done but the results in Brussels make a successful conclusion much more likely. We are truly on the verge of a historic reunification in Europe." David O'Sullivan [25/10/2002], The Secretary General.
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Type: Best-of   Reference: I-040855   Date: 25/10/2002   Duration: 24:48   Personalities: Ana Palacio Vallelersundi,Anders Fogh Rasmussen,Anna Lindh,António Martins da Cruz,Benita Ferrero-Waldner,Bertie Ahern,Brian Cowen,Chris Patten,Constantin Simitis,Erkki Tuomioja,George Papandreou,Gerhard [ chancelier ] Schröder,Guy Verhofstadt,Göran Persson,Günter Verheugen,Jaap de Hoop Scheffer,Jack Straw,Jacques Chirac,Jan Peter Balkenende,Javier Solana,Jean-Claude Juncker,Joschka Fischer,José Manuel Durão Barroso,José María Aznar,Louis Michel,Lydie Polfer,Michel Barnier,Paavo Tapio Lipponen,Pat Cox,Per Stig Moeller,Romano Prodi,Silvio Berlusconi,Tarja Halonen,Tony Blair,Wolfgang Schüssel   Location: Brussels - Conrad Hotel,Brussels - Council/Justus Lipsius,Brussels - Grand Place,Brussels - Manneken Pis,Brussels - Mont des Arts,Brussels - Place Royale,Brussels - Place de la Régence,Brussels - Solvay Library  
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