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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May 2005

Jean-Claude Juncker: "Japan is a strategic partner of the utmost importance"
02-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

14th EU-Japan Summit Joint Press Statement
02-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Mars Di Bartolomeo chairs the conference on "Perspectives for a consumer-oriented policy"
02-05-2005 • Press Release • Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research) Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research)

Jean Asselborn at the ASEM Ministerial Meeting in Kyoto (6-7 May 2005)
03-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

EU-Japan Ministerial Troika Meeting in Kyoto on 6 May 2005
03-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean Asselborn to take part in Middle East Quartet Meeting in Moscow on 9 May 2005
03-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Justice minister Luc Frieden calls for a privileged partnership between the EU, Switzerland and Liechtenstein
03-05-2005 • Press Release • Justice and Home Affairs Justice and Home Affairs

Luxembourg Presidency organizes workshop on REACH, 10 and 11 May 2005 in Luxembourg
03-05-2005 • Press Release • Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research) Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research)

Nicolas Schmit: "The European Union wants the 'Review Conference to examine the on the Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty' (NPT) to contribute to a strengthening of the framework for collective safety drawn up by the NPT"
03-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

The fight against the financing of terrorism
04-05-2005 • Press Release • Justice and Home Affairs Justice and Home Affairs

EU-Japan Ministerial Troika meeting focuses on bilateral relations, UN reform and Iraq
06-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

EU-Russia Summit in Moscow, 10 May 2005
06-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Dialogue on global challenges at the centre of Asia-Europe Meeting in Kyoto
07-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Chairman's Statement of the 7th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting, Kyoto, 6-7 May 2005
07-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

EU calls on Burma-Myanmar to release all political prisoners and co-operate with the United Nations
07-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean Asselborn: “We strongly urge North Korea to return to the Six-Party Talks”
07-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

European Agriculture ministers start off informal meeting with "on-site inspections"
09-05-2005 • Press Release • Agriculture and Fisheries Agriculture and Fisheries

Eurogroup and informal Ecofin in Luxembourg on 13 and 14 May 2005
09-05-2005 • Press Release • Economic and Financial Affairs Economic and Financial Affairs

Jean Asselborn calls on Israelis and Palestinians to fulfil their commitments under the Roadmap
09-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Statement by the Middle East Quartet, Moscow
09-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Competitiveness Council, Tuesday 10 May 2005, in Brussels
09-05-2005 • Press Release • Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research) Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research)

Competitiveness Council approves rapid implementation of national action plans to stimulate the Lisbon Process
10-05-2005 • Press Release • Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research) Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research)

Competitiveness Council views favourably the framework programme proposal to promote competitiveness and innovation
10-05-2005 • Press Release • Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research) Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research)

Competitiveness Council discusses textile sector situation
10-05-2005 • Press Release • Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research) Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research)

Jeannot Krecké: "Europe needs a modern and active industrial policy"
10-05-2005 • Press Release • Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research) Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research)

EU-China ministerial troika meeting in Beijing on 11 May 2005
10-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Young farmers at the centre of the informal Agriculture meeting
10-05-2005 • Press Release • Agriculture and Fisheries Agriculture and Fisheries

Jean-Claude Juncker at the EU-Russia summit: "Russia and the EU do not intend to divide Europe and adjacent regions into spheres and zones of influence"
10-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

EU and US discuss financing of terrorism in Brussels
10-05-2005 • Press Release • Justice and Home Affairs Justice and Home Affairs

15th EU-Russia, Moscow, 10 May 2005, Press Release
10-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Nicolas Schmit at the plenary session of the European Parliament
10-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Ministerial Troika Meeting in Beijing marks 30th anniversary of EU-China relations
11-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

US-EU Joint Statement on Somalia
11-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Nicolas Schmit: "The European Union believes that our relationship with Central Asia is of tremendous importance"
11-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

The Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Nicolas Schmit, and the Commissioner responsible for Enlargement, Olli Rehn, pay a joint working visit to Cyprus
12-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

REACH Workshop: the Presidency concludes that REACH constitutes less of a brake than an asset for competitiveness in Europe.
12-05-2005 • Press Release • Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research) Competitiveness (Internal market, Industry and Research)

Jean Asselborn in Beijing at celebrations marking 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between EU and China
12-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

The economic situation in Europe, the broad economic policy guidelines and external representation of the euro zone on the agenda of the first day of the informal "Ecofin" meeting
13-05-2005 • Press Release • Economic and Financial Affairs Economic and Financial Affairs

"Long-term Care for Older Persons": Conference organised by the Luxembourg Presidency with the Social Protection Committee of the European Union
13-05-2005 • Press Release • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs

Public development aid, management of financial crises and financial perspectives for 2007-2013 on the agenda of the second day of the informal "Ecofin" meeting
14-05-2005 • Press Release • Economic and Financial Affairs Economic and Financial Affairs

Informal meeting of Ministers for Regional Policy and Territorial Cohesion in Luxembourg, 20-21 May 2005
14-05-2005 • Press Release •

Mars di Bartolomeo: "Our goal should be health for all!"
17-05-2005 • Press Release • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs

Jean-Claude Juncker given special assignment on the structure of Europe by 3rd Council of Europe Summit
17-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean-Claude Juncker would like to see the Council of Europe and the European Union "develop in harmony with one another through the introduction of greater mutual cooperation"
17-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Mars di Bartolomeo closes the conference on “Long-term care of the elderly” organised by the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 12-13 May 2005
17-05-2005 • Press Release • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs

Peace, security and good governance are the central points of the EU-ECOWAS ministerial meeting
18-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Seventh EU-ECOWAS Ministerial Troika Meeting (final communiqué)
18-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

European ministers responsible for regional policy had a first exchange of views on the Community’s strategic aims in terms of cohesion for the period 2007-2013
20-05-2005 • Press Release •

Mars Di Bartolomeo at the conference on on-line health
20-05-2005 • Press Release • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs

General Affairs and External Relations Council in Brussels on 23-24 May
20-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

The European Ministers in charge of territorial cohesion discussed the contribution of the territorial dimension to the Lisbon/Gothenburg strategy
21-05-2005 • Press Release •

Jean Asselborn welcomes efforts for a cease-fire in Burundi
23-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Luc Frieden: "The European Union is ready to support the African Union's mission in Sudan, the African Union must continue to be the leader of operations in Darfur"
23-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Behaviour standards for personnel involved in EU operations
23-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Military capabilities and speed of intervention of European forces on the agenda of the GAERC "defence" component
23-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Luc Frieden: "The EU’s mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo will help further integrating the army within the context of establishing a rule of law and carrying through the reforms that are taking place in this country"
23-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Luc Frieden: "The ALTHEA operation is a success for Europe"
23-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Agreement on 2006-2007 MEDIA programme at "Education, Youth and Culture" Council
23-05-2005 • Press Release • Education, Youth and Culture Education, Youth and Culture

Jean-Louis Schiltz: "85% of humanitarian aid pledged to tsunami-afflicted regions has been paid out"
23-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

EU supports the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS)
23-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Presidential elections in Iran and the nuclear question on European Council agenda
23-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean Asselborn condemns the disproportionate use of force by the Uzbek authorities
23-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

European Ministers for Foreign Affairs discuss numerous aspects of the Middle East peace process
23-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

General Affairs and External Relations Council discussed situation in Lebanon
23-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

International conference on Iraq at end of June in Brussels
23-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean Asselborn concerned by the situation in Guinea-Bissau
23-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Ministers for Culture discuss the mobility of museum collections and the new "Citizens for Europe" programme
23-05-2005 • Press Release • Education, Youth and Culture Education, Youth and Culture

Jean-Louis Schiltz: "To end poverty, it is above all necessary to increase, and even double, the amount of Official Development Aid"
23-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean Asselborn convenes another Conclave on 12 June 2005 to prepare for the European Council and to conclude the financial perspectives dossier
23-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Twenty-first ministerial meeting of the San Jose Dialogue between the European Union and Central America in Luxembourg on 26 May
24-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

EU-Mexico Joint Council in Luxembourg on 26 May
24-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

EU-MERCOSUR ministerial meeting in Luxembourg on 26 May
24-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

EU-Chile Association Council meets in Luxembourg on 26 May
24-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Twelfth ministerial meeting between the European Union and the Rio Group in Luxembourg on 26 and 27 May 2005
24-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

European Union welcomes American Secretary Michael Chertoff
24-05-2005 • Press Release • Justice and Home Affairs Justice and Home Affairs

Trust in Europol as focal point for EU’s fight against organised crime and terrorism
24-05-2005 • Press Release • Justice and Home Affairs Justice and Home Affairs

The Council agrees to optimise cooperation in the area of youth and undertakes to increase youth participation in democracy
24-05-2005 • Press Release • Education, Youth and Culture Education, Youth and Culture

Education ministers discussed new evaluation indicators, multilingualism in education and the integrated guidelines for growth and jobs
24-05-2005 • Press Release • Education, Youth and Culture Education, Youth and Culture

Jean-Louis Schiltz believes the new EU collective commitment to a GDP threshold of 0.56% for official development assistance is “an essential breakthrough”
24-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

EU-Andean Community ministerial meeting in Luxembourg on 26 May
24-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean-Claude Juncker meets delegation of European Jewish Congress
25-05-2005 • Press Release •

Jean Asselborn at the San Jose Dialogue: "The EU presidency will spare no effort to reach an agreement on the GSPs by June"
26-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Health Ministers press ahead with e-Health dossier
26-05-2005 • Press Release • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs

Fernand Boden meets the representative of the European Council of Young Farmers
26-05-2005 • Press Release • Agriculture and Fisheries Agriculture and Fisheries

EU supports fight against poverty and exclusion in the Andean Community countries
26-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean Asselborn: " The EU considers it a priority to carry the negotiations on an association agreement to a successful conclusion"
26-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean Asselborn expresses “a very positive opinion on the political dialogue between the EU and Chile, now governed by the provisions of the association agreement”
26-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Seventh Euromed meeting in Luxembourg on 30 and 31 May
27-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean Asselborn: “The Presidency believes that it is strong alliances, such as that between the EU and the Rio Group, which make stability and global peace possible”
27-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Declaration by Josep Borrell Fontelles, Jean-Claude Juncker and José Manuel Barroso following the results of the referendum in France on the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe
29-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Political agreement on CAP financing
30-05-2005 • Press Release • Agriculture and Fisheries Agriculture and Fisheries

Statement by Luxembourg Prime Minister and current President of the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker, following the results of the French referendum
30-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Jean Asselborn: “The objective of the EU remains the co-existence of an independent democratic Palestinian State that is viable, living alongside Israel and its other neighbours in peace and security.”
30-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Caio Koch-Weser re-elected as chairman of the EU's Economic and Financial Committee (EFC)
31-05-2005 • Press Release • Economic and Financial Affairs Economic and Financial Affairs

The 7th Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference drafts comprehensive assessment of the Barcelona Process almost 10 years after its launch
31-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations

Agenda of the EPSCO Council of 2 and 3 June 2005
31-05-2005 • Press Release • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs

Jean Asselborn to hold talks with Condoleezza Rice in Washington on 2 June 2005
31-05-2005 • Press Release • General Affairs and External Relations


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