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The European Council [Luxembourg Summit 1980], Luxembourg, 1-2 December 1980

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THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL LUXEMBOURG 2 DECEMBER 1980 Documents in the dossier include: Conclusions Session of the European Council Reproduced from The European Council Dossier of the Group of the European People s Party Luxembourg 1990 Luxembourg European Council Reproduced from the Bulletin ofthe European Communities, No. 12/1980 Conclusions of the European Council Luxembourg, December 1 & 2 1980 European Community News No. 31/1980 European Community Information Service Washington DC CONCLUSIONS OF TIm SESSIONS OF TIm rroROPEAN COUNCIL (1975 - 1990) Ll4Xembourg. and December 1980 Session of the European Council Luxembourg, 1 and 2 December 1980 Conclusions In the face of the disquiet caused by developments in the international situation, the European Council is conscious of the responsibilities devolving upon Europe. The Council considers that Europe s experience and resources make it one of the essential factors of equilibrium and peace in the world. It is in the context of the solidarity which unites a strong America and a Europe confident of itself and of its role that dialogue and coordination between them will best serve the cause of peace and freedom. The European Council will therefore ensure that Europe acquires greater cohesion and that its voice is heard Earthquake in southern Italy The European Council expresses its deep emotion in the face of the disaster which has struck part of southern Italy. The Heads of State or of Government of the Member States of the Commu- nity and of Greece wish to convey their deepest sympathy to the stricken population, to thefami- ties mourning their dead, and to all those who, in these tragic circumstances, are suffering the destruction of their homes or the loss of their means of livelihood. The peoples of the Member States of the European Community cannot remain indifferent to these tragic events. Over and above the spontaneous aid rendered by the Governments and other public authorities as well as by a multitude of citize

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