The Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2005

The Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2005

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April 2005

Jean Asselborn confident that the “four roadmaps” will be finalised in time for the EU-Russia Summit on 10 May 2005
01-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Speech by Nicolas Schmit to the Euro-Mediterranean Civil Forum: “The goal of Barcelona is to bring together the people of the Mediterranean region.”
01-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Declaration by the Presidency of the European Union following the death of His Holiness Pope John Paul II
03-04-2005 • Press Release •

Programme of the Troïka and Informal "EPSCO" Meeting – 7 and 8 April 2005
04-04-2005 • Press Release • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs

Jean Asselborn to co-chair Ministerial Meeting between the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council in Bahrain
04-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

15th GCC - EU joint Council and Ministerial Meeting - Joint communiqué
05-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

European Union and Gulf Cooperation Council committed to swift conclusion of Free Trade Agreement
05-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Patient safety: Making it happen!
06-04-2005 • Press Release • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs

Social Troika debates the anticipation of and support for restructurings
07-04-2005 • Press Release • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs

Jean-Claude Juncker applauds the legislative progress achieved by Bosnia-Herzegovina
07-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Mars Di Bartolomeo: Health services "should not to be regarded as market services"
08-04-2005 • Press Release • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs

Jean-Louis Schiltz to attend the Donors’ Conference for Sudan on 11 and 12 April 2005
08-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

François Biltgen: "Restructurings may be an opportunity"
08-04-2005 • Press Release • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs

EU-Africa Ministerial Meeting (Troika) to take place in Luxembourg on 11 April 2005
08-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean-Louis Schiltz: "Sudan is the anti-tsunami"
11-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Meetings of the Eurogroup and "Economic and Financial Affairs" Council in Luxembourg on 11 and 12 April 2005
11-04-2005 • Press Release • Economic and Financial Affairs Economic and Financial Affairs

Jean Asselborn: "Today our dialogue with Africa has reached a degree of maturity that enables us to raise all the important issues"
11-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

European Union-Africa Ministerial Meeting Final communiqué
11-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Nicolas Schmit to the European Parliament: "Bulgaria and Romania’s accession represents a new stage in the unification of the European continent."
12-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Meetings of the Eurogroup and the "Economic and Financial Affairs" Council in Luxembourg on 11 and 12 April 2005
12-04-2005 • Press Release • Economic and Financial Affairs Economic and Financial Affairs

The Presidency calls on the European Union to make a new commitment to financing development during the month of May
12-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean-Claude Juncker at the meetings of the G7, the IMF, and the World Bank in Washington
13-04-2005 • Press Release • Economic and Financial Affairs Economic and Financial Affairs

Agenda of the "Justice and Home Affairs" Council of 14 April 2005
13-04-2005 • Press Release • Justice and Home Affairs Justice and Home Affairs

François Biltgen attends the inauguration of Employment Week in Brussels
13-04-2005 • Press Release • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs

Jean-Claude Juncker presents a review of the results of the European Council meeting on 22 and 23 March 2005 before the European Parliament
13-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Nicolas Schmit: "The European Union will continue to support the Western Balkans region in its efforts to carry out political and institutional reforms"
13-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

The Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the Union is satisfied that the European Parliament has given its assent to Romania’s and Bulgaria’s accession applications
13-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Luc Frieden: "The "Justice and Home Affairs" Council discussed trails to follow for the upcoming work on implementing the principle of availability"
14-04-2005 • Press Release • Justice and Home Affairs Justice and Home Affairs

The headquarters of the European Agency for External Borders will be in Warsaw
14-04-2005 • Press Release • Justice and Home Affairs Justice and Home Affairs

Nicolas Schmit stressed "that is essential to initiate cooperation with Libya in the area of migration"
14-04-2005 • Press Release • Justice and Home Affairs Justice and Home Affairs

Presidency outlines issues for discussion at Informal Meeting of Foreign Ministers in Luxembourg
14-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Luc Frieden: "The "Justice" Council’s debates have resulted in major progress in the European injunction to pay procedure and in the exchange of information extracted from criminal records"
14-04-2005 • Press Release • Justice and Home Affairs Justice and Home Affairs

Octavie Modert speaks to the Joint European Parliament Group on animal protection
14-04-2005 • Press Release • Agriculture and Fisheries Agriculture and Fisheries

The European Community and the Republic of Albania sign an agreement regarding the readmission of illegal residents
14-04-2005 • Press Release • Justice and Home Affairs Justice and Home Affairs

Competitiveness Council on 18 April: innovation and research as the focus of attention
15-04-2005 • Press Release • Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research) Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research)

Working meeting between Fernand Boden, Octavie Modert and the Fisheries Commissioner Joe Borg
15-04-2005 • Press Release • Agriculture and Fisheries Agriculture and Fisheries

Signature of the Convention on the accession of the 10 new Member States to the Rome Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations
15-04-2005 • Press Release • Justice and Home Affairs Justice and Home Affairs

The European Union is prepared to support the reforms for stabilising and democratising the South Caucasus
15-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

The Ministers for Foreign Affairs held a strategic discussion on relations with China
15-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Luc Frieden: “The dialogue on Justice and Home Affairs is an important component of the strategic partnership with Russia"
15-04-2005 • Press Release • Justice and Home Affairs Justice and Home Affairs

Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker meets American President George W. Bush
15-04-2005 • Press Release • Economic and Financial Affairs Economic and Financial Affairs

The European Union expresses concern about the situation in Belarus
15-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean Asselborn calls for a rapid return to constitutional normality in Ecuador
16-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean Asselborn: "The EU wishes to deepen its cooperation with the countries of the Mediterranean region and the Middle East"
16-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean Asselborn outlines the European Union’s attachment to the human dimension of OSCE activities
16-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean-Claude Juncker participates on behalf of the Council of the European Union in the meetings of the G7 Finance Ministers, as well as in the meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in Washington on 15 and 16 April 2005
17-04-2005 • Press Release • Economic and Financial Affairs Economic and Financial Affairs

Mars Di Bartolomeo, Health Minister of Luxembourg at the "Health in Europe" Conference - 13/14 April 2005
18-04-2005 • Press Release • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs

Jeannot Krecké : "The Competitiveness Council has addressed the problem of the reduction in emissions for the first, but certainly not for the last, time"
18-04-2005 • Press Release • Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research) Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research)

ITER: the next steps
18-04-2005 • Press Release • Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research) Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research)

The Competitiveness Council has paved the way for concrete progress for the citizens and enterprises
18-04-2005 • Press Release • Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research) Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research)

"The Competitiveness Council intends to play an important role in the adoption of the integrated guidelines (IG) for growth and development”
18-04-2005 • Press Release • Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research) Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research)

The Competitiveness Council’s debates focus on the 7th Research Framework Programme
18-04-2005 • Press Release • Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research) Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research)

Climate change: Lucien Lux attends meetings in Washington
20-04-2005 • Press Release • Environment Environment

Jean-Louis Schiltz addresses the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Bamako, Mali
20-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Transport Ministers discuss the Third Rail Package
21-04-2005 • Press Release • Transport, Telecommmunications and Energy Transport, Telecommmunications and Energy

Luc Frieden pleads for a European security policy at the University of Cambridge
21-04-2005 • Press Release • Justice and Home Affairs Justice and Home Affairs

Luc Frieden at the 11th United Nations Congress on crime prevention and criminal justice in Bangkok
21-04-2005 • Press Release • Justice and Home Affairs Justice and Home Affairs

Luxembourg Presidency places great importance on ensuring results of EU anti-drug action plan (2005-2012) are measurable and lasting
21-04-2005 • Press Release • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs

François Biltgen launches the annual European Week for Health and Safety at Work
21-04-2005 • Press Release • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs

Agreement among Transport Ministers on the Eurovignette
21-04-2005 • Press Release • Transport, Telecommmunications and Energy Transport, Telecommmunications and Energy

The Presidency of the EU Council reports "overall satisfactory" results for the 61st Commission on Human Rights held in Geneva on 14 March to 22 April 2005
22-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Octavie Modert participates in the official inaugauration of the Anna Lindh Foundation in Alexandria
22-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

General Affairs and External Relations Council to meet in Luxembourg on 25-26 April 2005
22-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Nicolas Schmit: "China must adopt a responsible attitude as a main partner in the trading system"
25-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Bulgaria and Romania set to join the European Union
25-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Nicolas Schmit: "There is broad agreement within the European Union to create a new dynamic in the Doha Round negotiations"
25-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean-Claude Juncker: "Let’s welcome the Bulgarian and Romanian peoples into our big family"
25-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean Asselborn on the subject of the Western Balkans and Kosovo: "We are encouraged by recent developments in the region, including the constructive attitude of Belgrade"
25-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Iraqi needs and wishes must be at the forefront of an international conference on Iraq that the EU and the USA are proposing to organise in June 2005 in Brussels
25-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean Asselborn: “We have made significant progress with Russia in the four Common Spaces”
25-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean Asselborn: "Thanks to the new 'negotiations box', true negotiations on the financial perspectives for 2007-2013 have begun"
25-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean Asselborn: "We have called on Israelis and Palestinians to urgently renew efforts to honour the commitments to which they subscribed in Sharm el Cheikh"
25-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean Asselborn on Lebanon: "Our priority objective remains the holding of free and fair elections as soon as possible"
25-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Progress in the work on the new programme for rural development
26-04-2005 • Press Release • Agriculture and Fisheries Agriculture and Fisheries

Ministers of Agriculture back harmonised controls on GMOs and seek measures for European beekeepers
26-04-2005 • Press Release • Agriculture and Fisheries Agriculture and Fisheries

Statement by Jean Asselborn on the EU-Croatia task force meeting in Luxembourg on 26 April 2005
26-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Marie-Josée Jacobs: "There must be a way of developing a spirit of citizenship among young people"
26-04-2005 • Press Release • Education, Youth and Culture Education, Youth and Culture

Jean Asselborn welcomes Turkey’s initialling of the protocol on the adaptation of the Ankara Agreement and awaits its signature and implementation
26-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Agenda of the EU-Pakistan ministerial Troika meeting in Luxembourg on 27 April 2004
26-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean Asselborn: "The keys for opening accession negotiations are in the hands of the Croatian authorities"
26-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

14th EU-Japan Summit in Luxembourg
27-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Fernand Boden and Octavie Modert meet the Bulgarian and Romanian Ministers for Agriculture
27-04-2005 • Press Release • Agriculture and Fisheries Agriculture and Fisheries

Jean Asselborn stresses the importance of further democratization in Pakistan and encourages the continuation of the policy of "enlightened moderation"
27-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Luc Frieden, Minister for Justice in Switzerland and Liechtenstein
28-04-2005 • Press Release • Justice and Home Affairs Justice and Home Affairs

The Luxembourg Presidency at the Council of the EU’s 'Open Day' in Brussels
28-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean Asselborn welcomes formation of new Iraqi transition government
28-04-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jeannot Krecké calls on sporting federations to comply with the rules for free movement of people and non-discrimination
29-04-2005 • Press Release • Education, Youth and Culture Education, Youth and Culture

Jeannot Krecké : "It is in the true interests of the sporting world that the Constitutional Treaty becomes reality"
29-04-2005 • Press Release • Education, Youth and Culture Education, Youth and Culture

Jeannot Krecké : "Sports Ministers heading towards zero tolerance in doping"
29-04-2005 • Press Release • Education, Youth and Culture Education, Youth and Culture

European Union Sports Ministers discussed games of chance during their informal meeting in Luxembourg
29-04-2005 • Press Release • Education, Youth and Culture Education, Youth and Culture

Jeannot Krecké : "To fight sedentary lifestyles, we need to convince young people that playing sport is fun"
29-04-2005 • Press Release • Education, Youth and Culture Education, Youth and Culture


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