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1980

January

1

Italy takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Communities.

February

27

St Vincent and the Grenadines signs the second Lomé Convention.

March

7-8

Signature of the EEC-ASEAN (Association of south-east Asian Nations) Cooperation Agreement.

April

2

A cooperation agreement signed between the Community and Yugoslavia.

27-28

A European Council is held in Luxembourg. It discusses the problems linked with convergence and the British contribution to the Community budget.

May

9

Thirtieth anniversary of the Schuman declaration.

30

The Council reaches a compromise agreement for the contribution of the United Kingdom to the Community budget.

June

12-13

A European Council is held in Venice, Italy. Declarations are issued on the Middle East, the Euro-Arab dialogue, Lebanon and Afghanistan.

July

1

Luxembourg takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Communities.

August

25-15/9

Eleventh Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly, devoted to development.

September

16

Opening of the 35th ordinary session of the United Nations General Assembly.

18

The framework cooperation agreement between the Community and Brazil is signed.

October

1

The EEC - Association of south-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) Cooperation Agreement comes into force.

29-30

Mr Roseingrave is elected president of the Economic and Social Committee.

November

4

Zimbabwe signs the second Lomé Convention.

11

The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe opens in Madrid, Spain.

12-13

The Euro-Arab Dialogue is resumed at the political level in Luxembourg.

December

1-2

A European Council is held in Luxembourg. It discusses the aid to be granted to Italy for reconstruction after the earthquake, east-west relations, the Middle East and aid to be granted to Poland.

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