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1982

January

1

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

19

Pieter Dankert is elected president of the European Parliament.

February

18

Legislative elections are held in Ireland.

23

In a consultative referendum, Greenland, which became a member of the European Community as part of Denmark, opts for withdrawal from the Community.

March

5

Belize signs the second Lomé Convention.

25

Twenty-fifth anniversary of the signature of the Treaty of Rome.

29-30

A European Council is held in Brussels, Belgium.

May

30

Spain becomes the sixteenth member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).

June

4-6

A Western Economic Summit is held in Versailles, France.

28-29

A European Council is held in Brussels, Belgium.

July

1

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

30

Antigua and Barbados sign the second Lomé Convention.

September

8

Legislative elections are held in The Netherlands.

15

Parliament celebrates the 30th anniversary of the first sitting of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) Assembly.

October

1

The framework agreement on cooperation between the Community and Brazil enters into force.

28

Legislative elections are held in Spain.

November

24

Legislative elections are held in Ireland.

December

3-4

A European Council is held in Copenhagen, Denmark. It sets out some priority objectives in the economic and social fields and confirms its political engagement in favour of enlargement.

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