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News Goteborg European Council : Presidency Conclusions

Source Council of the European Union Press Office
Release date 06/09/2001
Contributor freeman

The European Council met in Goteborg on 15 and 16 June to issue political guidance for the Union. It:

  • confirmed the breakthroughs in the negotiations and agreed on the framework for the successful completion of the enlargement, and took forward the debate on the future of the Union;
  • agreed on a strategy for sustainable development and added an environmental dimension to the Lisbon process for employment, economic reform and social cohesion;
  • provided guidance for economic policy to sustain growth and encourage structural reforms;
  • manifested its resolve to act jointly in current crises, particularly the Middle East and the Western Balkans.

At the start of proceedings, an exchange of views was conducted with the President of the European Parliament, Mrs Nicole Fontaine, on the main topics for discussion.

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