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  Laeken Zirvesi Sonuç Bildirisi... - BELGEnet
The European Union is committed to alleviating the consequences of the attacks of 11 September for the aviation sector with a view to ensuring a rapid and coordinated response from all Member States.
The European Council notes with satisfaction the Council's undertaking to examine the means and the timeframe for each Member State's achievement of the UN official development aid target of 0,7% of GDP and its commitment to continuing its efforts to improve development cooperation instruments, particularly in the countries affected by crisis or conflict.
The European Council expresses satisfaction at the organisation of a conference on 30 October 2001 on the effects of globalisation and the instructions issued to the Commission to analyse its financial aspects, and in particular debt reduction and alternative methods of financing development.
www.belgenet.com /arsiv/ab/laekenbildiri.html   (9721 words)

  
  Encyclopedia: Council of the European Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The European Council, sometimes informally called the European Summit, is a meeting of the heads of state or government of the European Union, and the President of the European Commission (not to be confused with the Council of the European Union, or the Council of Europe).
The President of the Council is a Minister of the state currently holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union; while the Secretary-General is the head of the Council Secretariat, chosen by the member states by unanimity.
The Council is assisted by Committee of Permanent Representatives(COREPER), which consists of the ambassadors or their deputies from the diplomatic representations of the Member States to the European Communities.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Council-of-the-European-Union   (2218 words)

  
 European Council - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Traditionally the summits of the European Councils have been held in the country currently holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The decision was further justified by the increasing violence at European Council meetings, which culminated in the shooting of a protester at the Gothenburg European Council in Sweden in June 2001.
The role of President of the assembled European Council is performed by the head of government or head of state of the member state currently holding the Presidency of Council the European Union.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Council   (552 words)

  
 Details Of Topics and Issues
The Laeken European Council is also expected to give renewed impetus to pursue the efforts made in the Lisbon and Stockholm processes, partly in light of the important summit scheduled to be held in Barcelona in the spring.
The European Council should also consider the Community patent with the aim of reaching a final decision on this important matter before the end of the year.
In the presence of the finance ministers, the European Council will discuss one last time the planned introduction of euro notes and coins before the final transition to the new single currency in the form of coins and notes on 1 January.
www.bits.de /CESD-PA/LaekenTopics.htm   (448 words)

  
 Laeken European Council -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Laeken (Click link for more info and facts about European Council) European Council was held at the royal palace at (Click link for more info and facts about Laeken) Laeken, (A monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Belgium on 14-15 December 2001.
The main matters the Laeken European Council dealt with were:
the seats of 10 new EU agencies -- after hours of disagreement, the European Council failed to reach an agreement and decided to leave the decision until next year.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/la/laeken_european_council.htm   (308 words)

  
 Representation of the European Commission to Turkey | Avrupa Komisyonu Turkiye Temsilciligi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The European Union is committed to alleviating the consequences of the attacks of 11 September for the aviation sector with a view to ensuring a rapid and coordinated response from all Member States.
The European Council notes with satisfaction the Council's undertaking to examine the means and the timeframe for each Member State's achievement of the UN official development aid target of 0,7% of GDP and its commitment to continuing its efforts to improve development cooperation instruments, particularly in the countries affected by crisis or conflict.
The European Council expresses satisfaction at the organisation of a conference on 30 October 2001 on the effects of globalisation and the instructions issued to the Commission to analyse its financial aspects, and in particular debt reduction and alternative methods of financing development.
www.deltur.cec.eu.int /english/e-s-iliski_20011215.html   (9682 words)

  
 Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Negotiations for the Constitutional Treaty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The European Council expresses its gratitude to the President of the Convention Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, to the Vice-presidents Jean Luc Dehaene and Giuliano Amato, as well as to the members and substitute members of the Convention for the work accomplished.
The European Council deems that the presentation of the draft of the Constitutional Treaty, in the version presented, represents the conclusion of the task of the Convention defined in Laeken and, consequently, completion of the task.
The European Council decided that the text of the draft of the Constitutional Treaty is a good base from which to launch the Intergovernmental Conference.
www.esteri.it /eng/3_24_47.asp   (1105 words)

  
 infoBASE Europe Factsheet 025 : The Laeken European Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The European Council declared that, in line with the general global slowdown, the Union's economy is experiencing a period of slower growth and uncertainty, but noted that present expectations are for a gradual recovery in the course of 2002.
The European Council welcomed the political agreement between the Council and the European Parliament on the Directives on informing and consulting workers and on the protection of workers in the event of the insolvency of their employer.
The European Council said that a new approach to the creation of a true common asylum and immigration policy was needed which would maintain the necessary balance between the protection of refugees and the reception capacities of the Union and its Member States.
www.ibeurope.com /Factfile/laekenconc.htm   (1125 words)

  
 testbets.1.6
It recalled that the Laeken European Council re-confirmed that candidate countries will continue to be assessed on their own merits, in accordance with the principle of differentiation, and explicitly expressed its appreciation of the efforts made by Romania and encouraged it to continue on that course.
The Laeken European Council also noted that, if Romania is to receive specific support, there must be a precise framework with a timetable and an appropriate roadmap, the objective being to open negotiations on all chapters in 2002.
The Association Council reviewed the state of Romania's preparation for accession in the light of the latest Regular Report, issued by the European Commission in November 2001, the new Accession Partnership which was adopted in January 2002, and the Romanian National Programme for Adoption of the Acquis, which was revised in June 2001.
www.roumisue.org /assoccouncil.htm   (979 words)

  
 EUROPA - European Commission - Laeken European Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Timed at just a few days short of the Laeken European Council, this note gives brief details of action taken by the Commission to stimulate the European dimension of the public debate on the Future of Europe, as the Commission undertook to do in April 2001...
Speech by António Vitorino, European Commissioner for Justice and Internal Affairs at the Conference of the Presidents of the relevant subcommittees with responsibility for immigration in the Parliaments of the EU.
In the light of the Ghent informal meeting and looking forward to the European Council in laeken, I want to commit to paper certain ideas, comments and questions I have been developing over the past few months with regard to the institutional challenges and the debate on the future of the Union...
europa.eu.int /comm/laeken_council/index_en.htm   (972 words)

  
 Embassy of France in the US : Laeken European Council
This Council also saw the declaration of the EU's operational capability at the military level.
The Council also adopted (...) a declaration on the Middle East commensurate with the gravity of the situation and general concern expressed by all the participants (...).
This Council has achieved another milestone in the development of Europe's social dimension with the adoption of structural indicators for eradicating poverty and exclusion and took the decision to hold a summit with the social partners before each spring European Council.
www.info-france-usa.org /news/statmnts/2001/laeken.asp   (978 words)

  
 European Council (Laeken): 17 Dec 2001: House of Commons debates (TheyWorkForYou.com)
The European Council met amid continuing and appalling violence in the middle east.
The members of the European Council will continue to do all that they can individually and through the good offices of the Secretary-General, Javier Solana, to whom I pay tribute, to help create the circumstances in which the violence can be halted and the dialogue resumed.
On the European Court and the completion of the single market, it is vital that the Court has the powers that it has and that, where its decisions go against particular countries, they are enforced by the Commission—as, for example, they will be in respect of France and the ban on British beef.
www.theyworkforyou.com /debates?id=2001-12-17.19.0   (9739 words)

  
 Justice and Home Affairs - Laeken european council- European arrest warrant
European Union (EU) member states' judiciary will no longer have to go through the formal extradition procedure in order to forcibly transfer a person from one member state to another for conducting a criminal prosecution or executing a custodial sentence or detention order.
A political agreement was reached on 11 December 2001 at EU level on a European arrest warrant valid for the entire territory of the European Union, and on the surrender procedures between the member states.
The agreement carries through the European Council conclusions of October 1999, in Tampere, which state that “the formal extradition procedure should be abolished among the Member States as far as persons are concerned who are fleeing from justice after having been finally sentenced”.
ec.europa.eu /justice_home/news/laecken_council/en/mandat_en.htm   (621 words)

  
 British Council EU News Digest
On 14-15 December, the European Council met in the Brussels suburb of Laeken.
Whilst his views were generally dismissed, the President of the European Parliament, Nicole Fontaine, speaking to the Laeken European Council, warned of the "adverse impact" on public opinion in Bulgaria and Romania if they were left behind in the enlargement process.
The European Commission, which six months ago said it couldn't comment on the issue until it had seen a translation of the Hungarian law, is reported to have said that the law is in "apparent contradiction" to EU policy on the protection of minorities.
www.britishcouncil.hu /infoexch/eudigest/eudigest2002-01.htm   (1857 words)

  
 European Information - University of Exeter Library and Information Service
Impact of the enlargement of the European Union on small and medium-sized enterprises in the Union was published by the Enterprise DG in 2000.
The Historical Archives of the European Community are held by the European University Institute in Florence.
The Council of European Municipalities is a useful source of information about EU regional funding and subjects such as twinning and sustainable development.
www.library.ex.ac.uk /internet/eurostudies.html   (5558 words)

  
 Belgium - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the later 19th century the Belgian king Leopold II acquired the Congo Free State (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo; formerly known as Zaire) as his personal fiefdom, and this was recognized by the other European powers in 1885.
Since 1945 Belgium has been a major force for international cooperation in Europe, being a founding member of the Benelux Economic Union in 1948, the Council of Europe, and the European Economic Community (now the European Union), whose administrative headquarters are in Brussels.
In general and European elections held in June, significant gains were made by Greens, liberals and far-right parties, forcing the departure of Europe's longest-serving prime minister, Jean-Luc Dehaene.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Belgium   (4427 words)

  
 European Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
European Councils have traditionally been held in the country currently holding the Presidency of the European Union.
Firstly, with the impending enlargement of the European Union to 27 or more members, rotating the site of the Council meeting between member states was going to become more difficult.
The decision was further justified by the increasing violence at European Council meetings, which culminated in the shooting of a protester at the Gothenburg European Council in Sweden.
www.city-search.org /eu/european-council.html   (482 words)

  
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Calls on the Council to endorse the social exclusion indicators agreed by the Social Protection Committee and to agree on an open method of coordination in the field of pensions which safeguards sustainable and universal pension schemes, based on the concept of solidarity and social cohesion;
Stresses the importance of a successful Laeken European Council as a way of instilling confidence in the European public in the use of euro notes and coins from 1 January 2002, which requires the public to be fully informed on the changeover;
Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the governments and parliaments of the Member States.
www3.europarl.eu.int /omk/omnsapir.so/pv2?PRG=CALDOC&FILE=011129&LANGUE=EN&TPV=PROV&SDOCTA=18&TXTLST=1&Type_Doc=FIRST&POS=1   (1220 words)

  
 Ministry of the Interior - Tampere European Council conclusions
The Cardiff European Council in July 1998 decided that these deadlines should be specified and required that the Council and Commission together draw up an Action Plan on "how best to implement the provisions of the Treaty of Amsterdam on an area of freedom, security and justice".
At the same time, it was decided that a special European Council would be organised during the Finnish Presidency in order to ensure the implementation of the new provisions of the Treaty of Amsterdam on justice and home affairs and to issue political guidelines.
The European Council placed emphasis on stepping up cooperation against crime and called for joint investigative teams to be set up without delay, as a first step, to combat trafficking in drugs and human beings as well as terrorism.
www.intermin.fi /intermin/home.nsf/0/3DD1DB128051EADBC2256B80005A633C?opendocument   (860 words)

  
 Belgium at the EU Convention Contributions Detail
In December 2000 at the European Council in Nice, European Union Heads of State or Government called for the launch in 2001 of a broad and in-depth debate on the future of the Union.
The debate on the future of the European Union was formally launched on 7 March 2001 by the Prime Ministers of Sweden and Belgium, Messrs Persson and Verhofstadt, the president of the European Parliament, Mme Fontaine, and the president of the European Commission, Mr Prodi.
One parliament suggested that at the beginning of European Council meetings, similar to the President of the European parliament, the President of the national parliament of the country holding the presidency should be allowed to voice the viewpoints of national parliaments.
www.euconvention.be /contributions/detail.asp?ID=57   (5954 words)

  
 The European Commission Office in Wales - EU Weekly - 7.12.2001
Michel Barnier, European Commissioner in charge of regional policy, signed off the programme in Brussels on Wednesday 5 December in the presence of the Rhodri Morgan, First Minister of the National Assembly for Wales.
The European Commission has adopted a paper on simplifying and improving the regulatory environment which will be presented to the Laeken European Council at the end of next week.
Sixty percent of Europeans believe that the European response to this crisis should be at national and European level.
www.cec.org.uk /wales/press/news/071201.htm   (1349 words)

  
 European Council biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As the draft European Constitution now proposes to abolish the rotating presidency altogether (see below) and all member states' governments have supported the draft, this issue now seems to be off the political agenda.
The post as President of the assembled European Council, is performed by the head of government or head of state of the member state that is holding the Presidency of Council the European Union.
Under the provisions adopted in the proposed Treaty establishing a constitution for Europe, which has yet to be ratified by all member states, the rotating Presidency will be replaced by a permanent 2½-year chair, chosen by the heads of government themselves.
european-council.biography.ms   (483 words)

  
 Spring Council and tripartite social summit held
The annual spring European Council meeting to discuss the Lisbon strategy and the economic, social and environmental situation in the European Union was held in Brussels on 25 and 26 March 2004.
The Lisbon strategy was devised by the European Council in March 2000 (EU0004241F), setting a number of concrete targets in the area of employment policy, to be achieved by 2010.
The decision to formalise the arrangement followed a call made by the social partners in their joint contribution to the Laeken European Council in December 2001 (EU0112262F) for a 'concertation committee on growth and employment' to be established.
www.eurofound.europa.eu /eiro/2004/04/features/eu0404205f.html   (2307 words)

  
 HISTORICAL EVENTS - 1998—2005 European unification - A Constitution for Europe - The European Convention - The ...
Demonstration on the fringes of the Laeken European Council (Brussels, 14 December 2001)
Finally, the long Laeken Declaration on ‘the future of the European Union’ was adopted and appended to the Presidency conclusions.
The Council appointed Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, former President of the French Republic, as President of the Convention, assisted by two Vice-Presidents: Giuliano Amato, former President of the Italian Council, and Jean-Luc Dehaene, former Belgian Prime Minister.
www.ena.lu /europe/25-europe/european-convention.htm   (2231 words)

  
 guichett - 52002PC0225 -
This amended proposal for a Directive is in response to the request addressed by the Laeken European Council to the Commission on 14 and 15 December 2001.
The right to family reunification has been under discussion in the Council for more than two years, and since progress has been slower and less substantial than expected, [1] the European Council confirmed that the establishment of common rules was an important component of a genuine common policy on immigration.
Article 63(3)(a) provides, in particular, that the Council is to adopt measures relating to the conditions of entry and residence, and standards on procedures for the issue by Member States of long term visas and residence permits, including those for the purpose of family reunification.
eur-lex.europa.eu /smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexapi!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=52002PC0225&model=guichett   (7123 words)

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