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Statement of President Prodi following the initiative of six Member States
Today I have received a letter from the leaders of France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom and Austria. In this letter it is argued that in an enlarged European Union the expenditure should not exceed 1.0 % per cent of GNI. In their view this includes agricultural spending ...
President Prodi statement at the IGC final press conference
Today it was not possible to reach an agreement. Any deal would have been below expectations and no one wanted that. Now we need to stop and think carefully and put our ideas in order. The spirit of the Convention is still alive. And we were in agreement on almost all points up for ...
Brussels European Council 12 December 2003 PRESIDENCY CONCLUSIONS
The European Council met in Brussels on 12 December 2003. The meeting was preceded by an exposé by the President of the European Parliament, Mr Pat Cox, followed by an exchange of views concerning the main items on the agenda. ECONOMIC GROWTH European Action ...
Romano Prodi President of the European Commission Press conference on the eve of the European Council Press conference on the eve of the European Council Brussels, 11 dicembre 2003
Ladies and gentlemen, A meeting of heads of State and government is always a significant event. But rarely have our leaders met on an occasion that is more meaningful than the summit starting tomorrow. This European Council will have to take full political responsibility for the ...
Romano Prodi President of the European Commission Tripartite Social Summit Tripartite Social Summit Brussels, 11 December 2003
Opening remarks I am very happy to have this opportunity to meet with the European Social Partners. Times like these are a clear illustration of how the European Social Model operates on the basis of mutual confidence and a partnership approach. Confidence and ...
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