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Speech [on Greek Presidency of the Council] by the President of the Council, Mr. Yannis Charalambopoulos, to a meeting at the European Parliament. Strasbourg, 4 July 1983

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untitled Strasbourg, 5 July 198j Speech by the President of the Council Mr. Yannis Charalambopoulos t1eeting at the European Parliament on 4 July 1983 - Only the speech actually given is authentic - SN 2083/83 Mr President,·· Ladies and Gentlemen, Greece is the newest member of the Community and it ls with a feeling of great responsibility that it is assuming the Presidency of the Council of Ministers for the next six months in a period which is particularly crucial for the future of Europe. At this difficult juncture the Greek Presidency will make every effort to find solutions to the problems which face us, thus continuing the excellent work of the German Presidency. In our efforts we are sure that we will have the assistance of the European Parliament given its particular sensitivity to the issues involved and its positive contribution to finding ways and means of solving the Community's many economic and social problems. In this context the Greek Presidency will attach particular •~teight to the views of the European Parliament and will seek to develop 1 ts relations with Parliament, particularly in the procedure for establishing the budget, which requires very close co-operation beb1een the two institutions. The preparation and establishment of the budget for the financial. year 19.84 w111 be a particularly difficult matter, especially bearing in mind the specific problems involved SN 2083/03 ... / ... User Rectangle User Rectangle ·.·~~ .. < - 2 - and the prospect of exhaustion of the Community's resources. Strenuous co-ordinated efforts will thus be required on the part of both the Member States and the Community Institutions. As you are aware, the European Council in Stuttgart finally avoided the impasse which was threatening the Community with a potentially disastrous crisis. It became clear that it was imperative to work out a fresh approach based on new complementary measures and new policies better s~ited to tack

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