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EUROPOS SĄJUNGOS
TARYBA

LT

C/04/214

Briuselis, 2004 m. birželio 29 d.

10995/04 (Presse 214)

PRANEŠIMAS SPAUDAI

2595–asis Tarybos susitikimas
VALSTYBIŲ AR VYRIAUSYBIŲ VADOVAI
Briuselis, 2004 m. birželio 29 d.

Pirmininkas p. Bertie AHERN, T.D.
Airijos Ministras Pirmininkas

Pagrindiniai Tarybos susitikimo rezultatai
Valstybių ar vyriausybių vadovų sudėties Taryba pasiūlė José Manuel Durão Barroso kandidatu eiti paskirtojo Komisijos pirmininko pareigas ir paskyrė Javier Solana Tarybos generaliniu sekretoriumi, vyriausiuoju įgaliotiniu BUSP, o Pierre de Boissieu – generalinio sekretoriaus pavaduotoju. Visi trys asmenys skiriami penkerių metų kadencijai.
Pasiūlyta p. Barroso kandidatūra bus perduota Europos Parlamentui patvirtinti, atsižvelgiant į oficialų naujos Komisijos paskyrimą nuo lapkričio 1 d.
Valstybių ar vyriausybių vadovai taip pat nusprendė, kad Konstitucijos įsigaliojimo dieną p. Solana bus paskirtas ES užsienio reikalų ministru.

CONTENTS1

PARTICIPANTS 4

ITEMS DEBATED

APPOINTMENTS 6

– President designate of the Commission 6

– Secretary-General of the Council, High Representative for CFSP 6

– Deputy Secretary-General of the Council 6

– Appointment of future EU Foreign Minister - Declaration 6

OTHER ITEMS APPROVED

none

PARTICIPANTS

The Governments of the Member States and the European Commission were represented as follows:

Belgium:

Mr Guy VERHOFSTADT Prime Minister

Czech Republic:

Mr Vladimír ŠPIDLA Prime Minister

Denmark:

Mr Anders Fogh RASMUSSEN Prime Minister

Germany:

Mr Gerhard SCHRÖDER Federal Chancellor

Estonia:

Mr Juhan PARTS Prime Minister

Greece:

Mr Konstatinos KARAMANLIS Prime Minister

Spain:

Mr José Luis RODRÍGUEZ ZAPATERO Prime Minister

France:

Mr Jacques CHIRAC President of the Republic

Ireland:

Mr Bertie AHERN, T.D. The Taoiseach

Italy:

Mr Silvio BERLUSCONI Prime Minister

Cyprus:

Mr Tassos PAPADOPOULOS President of the Republic

Latvia:

Mr Indulis EMSIS Prime Minister

Lithuania:

Mr Algirdas Mykolas BRAZAUSKAS Prime Minister

Luxembourg:

Mr Jean-Claude JUNCKER Prime Minister, Ministre d'Etat, Minister for Finance

Hungary:

Mr Péter MEDGYESSY Prime Minister

Malta:

Hon. Lawrence GONZI, M.P. Prime Minister

Netherlands:

Mr Jan Peter BALKENENDE Prime Minister

Austria:

Mr Wolfgang SCHÜSSEL Federal Chancellor

Poland:

Mr Marek BELKA Prime Minister

Portugal:

Mr José Manuel DURÃO BARROSO Prime Minister

Slovenia:

Mr Jan ROP Prime Minister

Slovakia:

Mr Mikuláš DZURINDA Prime Minister

Finland:

Mr Matti VANHANEN Prime Minister

Sweden:

Ms Laila FREIVALDS Minister for Foreign Affairs

United Kingdom:

The Rt Hon Tony BLAIR Prime Minister

Commission:

Mr Romano PRODI President

ITEMS DEBATED

APPOINTMENTS

  1. President designate of the Commission

The Council adopted a Decision nominating Mr José Manuel Durão Barroso as the person it intends to appoint as President of the Commission for the period from 1 November 2004 to 31 October 2009 (10808/04). The Decision will be forwarded to the European Parliament for approval.

In accordance with the provisions of the Treaty, the Council will nominate, by common accord with Mr Barroso, the 24 other persons they intend to appoint as Members of the Commission for the same period. The President and the other Members of the Commission thus nominated shall be subject as a body to a vote of approval by the European Parliament. After approval by the European Parliament, the President and the other Members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Council, acting by a qualified majority.

  1. Secretary-General of the Council, High Representative for CFSP

The Council adopted a Decision appointing Mr Javier Solana Madariaga as Secretary-General of the Council, High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, for a further period of five years with effect from 18 October (10946/04).

  1. Deputy Secretary-General of the Council

The Council adopted a Decision appointing Mr Pierre de Boissieu as Deputy Secretary-General of the Council for a further period of five years with effect from 18 October (10947/04).

  1. Appointment of future EU Foreign Minister - Declaration

In the margins of the meeting, the Heads of State or Government adopted the following Declaration:

"Declaration by the Heads of State or Government on the transition towards the appointment of the future Minister for Foreign Affairs of the European Union

1. The Council, meeting at the level of Heads of State or Government, has appointed today Mr Javier Solana Madariaga as Secretary-General of the Council, High Representative for the common foreign and security policy as from 18 October 2004[1]. The Heads of State or Government have also decided, in agreement with the President designate of the Commission, that Mr Javier Solana Madariaga will be appointed Union Minister for Foreign Affairs on the day of entry into force of the Constitution.

2. The Heads of State or Government underline the commitment of Member States to work in support of the Secretary-General of the Council, High Representative for the common foreign and security policy during the transition to the establishment of the function of Union Minister for Foreign Affairs. The Heads of State or Government invite the President of the Commission and the Secretary-General of the Council, High Representative for the common foreign and security policy to organise the working relations between them in a way that will ensure a smooth and efficient transition and to take necessary measures to that end."

OTHER ITEMS APPROVED

None


[1] The Council, at the level of Heads of State or Government, has also appointed, as from the same date, Mr. Pierre de Boissieu as Deputy Secretary-General of the Council, who will be appointed Secretary-General of the Council on the day of entry into force of the Constitution, for the remainder of his previous term of office.


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