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European Council, Brussels 13-14/03/2008

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The European leaders, meeting in Brussels for their traditional two-day spring Summit (on 13-14/03/2008), focussed their discussions on the European economy and on climate change. They reaffirmed their commitment to the objectives of the Lisbon strategy. They also agreed to wrap up negotiations on ambitious targets to cut energy use and fight global warming by the end of the year. Finally, the 27 Member States also formally backed a "light version" of the French-German plan for a Union for the Mediterranean which is to be called "Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean".
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Type: Best-of   Reference: I-056752   Date: 07/04/2008   Duration: 43:46   Personalities: Adrian Cioroianu,Alfred Gusenbauer,Anders Fogh Rasmussen,Andrus Ansip,Angela Merkel,Benita Ferrero-Waldner,Bernard Kouchner,Bertie Ahern,Carl Bildt,Christine Lagarde,Costas Caramanlis,Călin Constantin Anton Popescu-Tăriceanu,David Miliband,Demetris Christofias,Dermot Ahern,Dimitrij Rupel,Donald Tusk,Dora Bakoyannis,Ferenc Gyurcsány,Fredrik Reinfeldt,Gediminas Kirkilas,Gordon Brown,Guy Verhofstadt,Günter Verheugen,Hans-Gert Poettering,Ivars Godmanis,Jan Peter Balkenende,Janez Janša,Javier Solana,Jean Asselborn,Jean-Claude Juncker,Joaquín Almunia Aman,José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero,José Manuel Durão Barroso,José Sócrates,Ján Kubiš,Ján Počiatek,Karel De Gucht,Lawrence Gonzi,Markos Kyprianou,Massimo D'Alema,Matti Vanhanen,Miguel Ángel Moratinos Cuyaubé,Mirek Topolánek,Māris Riekstiņš,Nicolas Sarkozy,Robert Fico,Romano Prodi,Sergei Stanishev,Traian Băsescu,Urmas Paet,Ursula Plassnik,Valdas Adamkus,Žygimantas Pavilionis   Location: Brussels - Council/Justus Lipsius  
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