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Ref: I-100918
Date: 19/03/2015

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Date: 21/03/2014

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Date: 03/07/2012

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Date: 02/03/2012
European Council with the participation of José Manuel Barroso (2nd day)
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and the Heads of State or Government of the EU met in Brussels for the European Council hosted by Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council.During the final press conference concluding the Council José Manuel Barroso welcomed the signature of the "Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union" and stressed that he believed that since this culture of financial stability had been consolidated, there were better conditions to address other very important matters of the EU.The fact that the contracting Member States agreed to respect the EC's central role in delivering the agreement's objectives guaranted coherence with the Lisbon Treaty and the Community method. The EC warmly welcomed the fact that the agreement remained open to all, as well as the Treaty commitment to incorporate its substance into EU primary law within five years at the latest.The President continued saying that the euro was not just a currency of some countries but the currency of EU. Through their formal commitment at the Treaty level to increase the discipline and convergence, the Member States were showing that from monetary union they were now progressing towards a true economic Union.José Manuel Barroso concluded by expressing his belief that together with other treaty or legal instruments from the "Six-Pack to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), from the Europe 2020 Strategy for growth and jobs to the structural funds, they would succeed in combining stability and growth. And in doing so they would build a stronger Union and better respond to the aspirations of European citizens.

Ref: I-105766
Date: 26/06/2015

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Date: 24/04/2015

Ref: I-101303
Date: 07/04/2015
European Council, Brussels, 19-20/03/2015
The Heads of State or Government of the European Union got together in Brussels on 19 and 20 March 2015 for a meeting of the European Council.The meeting began with a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack against Tunisia on 18 March 2015.The EU leaders discussed external relations: the situation in Libya, the relations with Russia and Ukraine, and the objectives of the Eastern Partnership Summit due to take place in Riga on 21 and 22 May 2015. Economic topics were also on the agenda. The European Council discussed the economic situation in Europe and the implementation of structural reforms by the Member States. The leaders endorsed the three priorities of the 2015 Annual Growth Survey: investment, structural reforms and fiscal responsibility. Concerning the Investment Plan for Europe, the EU leaders welcomed the adoption of the Council's negotiating position on the proposal on the European fund for strategic investments (EFSI). The Heads of State or Government also discussed the state of play in the negotiations with the United States on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. Finally, the European Council set out the first steps of an Energy Union.In addition, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Dutch Minister for Finance and President of the Eurogroup, joined Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Alexis Tsipras, Greek Prime Minister, François Hollande, President of the French Republic, and Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor, for an informal meeting on Greece.

Ref: I-100749
Date: 20/03/2015

Ref: I-098797
Date: 13/02/2015

Ref: I-098823
Date: 12/02/2015

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