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1987

January

1

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

20

Lord Henry Plumb is elected new president of the Parliament

25

Legislative elections are held in the Federal Republic of Germany.

February

17

Legislative elections are held in Ireland.

March

25

An official celebration is held in Rome, Italy for the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Treaties of Rome.

April

14

The Turkish government formally applies to join the European Communities.

May

13

The Bank of Spain signs an agreement to join the European Monetary System.

26

Following the results of the referendum on the ratification of the Single European Act held in Ireland, the Irish constitution is amended in order to allow Ireland to ratify the Single Act and to deposit the instruments of ratification.

June

8-10

A Western Economic Summit is held in Venice, Italy.

10

European elections are held in Spain.

11

Legislative elections are held in the United Kingdom.

14

Legislative elections are held in Italy.

29-30

A European Council is held in Brussels, Belgium. It examines the various aspects of the Single European Act.

July

1

Denmark takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Communities. The Single European Act enters into force.

19

European and legislative elections are held in Portugal.

20

The Council modifies its internal regulations as far as the triggering of the voting procedure is concerned. Besides opening a voting procedure on its own initiative, the President of the Council must open it upon initiative of a Member of the Council or the Commission, provided that the majority of the Members of the Council agree.

September

8

Legislative elections are held in Denmark.

12

The ministers for economic and financial affairs adopt several measures to strengthen the European Monetary System (EMS).

28

The Council adopts the 1987-1991 research and technological development framework programme.

November

10

The Bank of Portugal signs an agreement to join the European Monetary System (EMS).

December

4-5

A European Council is held in Copenhagen, Denmark. It decides to continue the examination, in February 1988, of the different aspects of the plan for giving effect to the Single Act.

13

Legislative elections are held in Belgium.

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