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1983

January

1

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

February

7

The Commission sends to the European Council a green paper on the forthcoming financing of the Community.

10

The European Court of Justice rejects the request issued by the government of government to annul a Parliament resolution concerning its place of work.

March

6

Legislative elections are held in the Federal Republic of Germany.

21-22

A European Council is held in Brussels, Belgium. It confirms the priority objectives set out at the Copenhagen European Council of 1982 for the economic and social fields and its political engagement in favour of enlargement.

April

27-28

A special session of the European Parliament devoted to unemployment is held in Brussels, Belgium.

May

28-31

A Western Economic Summit is held in Williamsburg, USA. It issues a declaration on economic revival and a report defining the subject of future consultations between the finance ministers and the strengthening of monetary cooperation for growth and stability.

June

3

First joint meeting of the ministers for Employment and Social Affairs and ministers for Education.

17-19

A European Council is held in Stuttgart, Germany. Heads of state or government and foreign ministers sign a solemn declaration on the European Union.

20

The Court of Auditors sends the Council a report on the overall analysis of Community management systems.

26

Legislative elections are held in Italy.

28

A ceremony for the opening of the historical archives of the High Authority of the European Community of Coal and Steel (ECCS) to the public is held in Brussels, Belgium.

July

1

Greece takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Communities for the first time.

25

The Council adopts a resolution on the framework programmes for Community research, development and demonstration activities and the first framework programme for 1984/87.

September

14

MEP Altiero Spinelli presents a draft Treaty establishing the European Union to the European Parliament.

19

The Council and the education ministers adopt a resolution on the introduction of new information technologies in education.

December

4-6

A European Council is held in Athens, Greece. It discusses the financing of the Commission, budgetary imbalances, the adaptation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the strengthening of the Structural Funds and the development of new Community policies.

14

The Council reaches an overall agreement on common fisheries policy.

17

An economic cooperation agreement between the Community and the Andean Pact countries is signed in Cartagena, Colombia.

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