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13. 12. 2012 15:59

Committee for the European Union approved mandate for the December European Council

The Committee for the European Union approved at its 121st meeting taking place on December 12th 2012 the mandate for the Prime Minister at the European Council meeting which will be held from 13th to 14th December 2012 in Brussels.

The Heads of State and Government of Member States of the European Union will discuss the future of Economic and Monetary Union, with particular emphasis on the banking union, and other current economic topics, such as the Annual Growth Survey for 2013 and some of the aspects relating to the completion of the Common Market. Other topics to be discussed are the EU Common Security and Defense Policy, EU enlargement and foreign policy issues, in particular the recent developments in Syria.

The mandate provides the Prime Minister with a strong position primarily on economic issues, with an emphasis on the need to secure the stability of the Czech financial sector and on the necessity to properly discuss the proposals which should be subject to decision in a long-term perspective. The Government welcomes opening of the discussions on security issues at the level of the European Council and supports the proposed Conclusions of the European Council on the EU enlargement.

The Committee for the European Union also approved the Government’s position on the Communication of the Commission „A blueprint for a deep and genuine economic and monetary union: Launching a European Debate“, and the Report of four Presidents “Towards a genuine economic and monetary union.” The Committee also discussed and approved a revised version of the position on the issue of emission allowances.

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