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1984

January

1

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

10

Legislative elections are held in Denmark.

February

14

The draft Treaty on the establishment of the European Union (Spinelli draft) is adopted by a large majority of the European Parliament.

28

The Council adopts decision on the European strategic programme for research and development in information technology (Esprit).

March

12

The Council signs an agreement on future relations between Greenland and the Community.

19-20

A European Council is held in Brussels, Belgium. The vast majority of agreements can not be finalised given the disagreements on the compensation to be granted to the United Kingdom to reduce its contribution to the Community budget.

April

9

Inauguration in Culham, United Kingdom, of the Joint European Torus (JET) in the field of research on the peaceful use of atomic energy.

June

7

The Council and the representatives of the governments of the Member States adopt a resolution on the reduction of border checks on people.

7-9

A Western Economic Summit is held in London, United Kingdom. The seven heads of state or government and the Community issue a declaration on the measures to be taken to consolidate economic revival.

14 and 17

The second direct elections to the European Parliament are held.

17

Legislative elections are held in Luxembourg.

19

The Council adopts a regulation on the reform of the Regional Fund.

25-26

A European Council is held in Fontainebleau, France. It reaches an agreement on the amount of compensation to be granted to the United Kingdom to reduce its contribution to the Community budget.

28

The Commission sends a green paper to the European Council on the development of the common market for telecommunications services and equipment.

July

1

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

13

The Franco-German agreement on the gradual abolition of border checks is signed in Saarbrucken, Germany.

24

Election of Pierre Pflimlin as new president of the Parliament.

September

26

A Commercial and economic cooperation agreement is initialed by China and the Community.

October

9

A cooperation agreement between the Community and the Yemen Republic is signed in Brussels.

18

Mr Marcel Mart is elected president of the Court of Auditors.

November

8

The Council decides to accelerate the tariff reduction forecast by the multilateral commercial negotiations (Tokyo round).

14

For the first time, the Parliament refuses to discharge the Commission on the execution of the Communities budget for 1982.

December

3-4

A European Council is held in Dublin, Ireland. It decides to reinforce the European Monetary System (EMS) and to grant the ECU a more important role.

8

The Third ACP-EEC Convention is signed in Lomé by the ten Member States of the Community and their 65 the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) partners.

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