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Press & PR >> Press releases 2002

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No. Date Title
66 09 December 2002 Plea to the Assembly from the Praesidium of the European Convention
65 04 December 2002 Iraq – Assembly says UN Security Council should have key role in inspections follow up
64 04 December 2002 Assembly advocates revival of southern Mediterranean partnership
63 04 December 2002 WEU Assembly calls for more public security and defence information
62 04 December 2002 Assembly for improvements in parliamentary scrutiny over intelligence services
61 04 December 2002 Assembly urges EU to embark on speedy development of common armaments policy
60 03 December 2002 50 000 European troops deployed on all continents
58 03 December 2002 Statement by Jan Dirk Blaauw, President-elect of the Assembly
57 03 December 2002 Assembly in favour of “truly autonomous” European defence policy
56 03 December 2002 EU should adopt important defence measures next July – Papantoniou
55 03 December 2002 Assembly hopes for enhanced cooperation between the enlarging EU and NATO
54 03 December 2002 NATO’S Günther Altenburg denies cracks in Transatlantic defence cooperation
53 02 December 2002 Assembly seeks clarification of CFSP goals
51 02 December 2002 Mrs ALLIOT-MARIE in favour of “convergence agreement” for European Defence expenditure
50 02 December 2002 WEU Chairman: to avert divisions EU should not take charge of collective defence
49 02 December 2002 President of the Assembly “disappointed” by outcome of Defence working group of the Convention on the Future of Europe
48 22 November 2002 Invitation to the Assembly session 2-4 December 2002
47 7 November 2002 ESPD and ESA – inevitable rapprochement?
46 6 November 2002 Assembly meets Chairmen of EU Political and Security Committee (PSC) and WEU Permanent Council
45 6 November 2002 Assembly to deepen relations with Nordic Council
44 28 October 2002 US encourages Europeans to voice their opinions on security and defence
43 28 October 2002 Defence Committee submits recommendations for dealing with the conflicts of the 21st century to the European Convention
42 17 October 2002 Assembly Defence Committee at the Pentagon and at CENTCOM
41 8 October 2002 WEU Minister calls for European initiatives to intensify security dialogue with the south-western Mediterranean
40 20 September 2002 Governments should better exploit armaments cooperation potential in Europe national parliamentarians say
39 19 September 02 A collective view of European national parliamentarians on
the EU’s European Security and Defence Policy –
the Assembly announces its programme of work
38 13 September 02 Euro-Mediterranean Security - Assembly seminar in cooperation with Portuguese Presidency of WEU
37 9 September 02 One year after 11 September:
What is Europe’s response to international terrorism?
36 6 September 02 WEU Council extends Secretary-General Javier Solana’s
term of office to November 2004
35 19 July 02 Programme of work of the Portuguese WEU Presidency:
Assembly and WEU Presidency to host a colloquy on Euro-Mediterranean security
34 8 July 02 Portugal begins six-month WEU Presidency
Bühler to meet Prime Minister and Foreign Minister in Lisbon
33 20 June 02 Assembly at Eurosatory: in the face of international terrorism European governments must rethink their procurement policies 
- Solana announces declaration on anti-terrorism at Seville summit 
32 20 June 02 Bühler: The Europeans must revise ESDP urgently to include anti-Terrorism  
31 18 June 02 Bühler says more monitors are needed to ensure fair elections in Macedonia
30 12 June 02 Assembly celebrates 10 years  of “Petersberg”-Declaration on crisis management - President to call for new missions for the ESDP 
29 5 June 02 National Parliaments to draw up proposals for Parliamentary Scrutiny of ESDP
28 5 June 02 Assembly seeks stricter monitoring of arms controls
27 5 June 02 European space observation vital for EU security
26 5 June 02 Italy’s Berselli said Europe must continue to build its own defence equipment
25 5 June 02 Assembly deplores foot-dragging over European armaments policy
24 4 June 02 Public opinion should have more say over security and defence
23 4 June 02 Assembly seeks closer EU-US ties against terrorism and questions pre-emptive strike against Iraq
22 4 June 02 Bulgaria seeks rapid accession to NATO and EU
21 4 June 02 Assembly favours highly inclusive concept of European security
20 4 June 02 The case for a European Intelligence Agency
19 4 June 02 Assembly proposes  bicameral system for Europe to European Convention
18 3 June 02 Fight against terrorism should be included in European Security and Defence Policy
17 3 June 02 Portugal’s Martins da Cruz says WEU presidency slogan could be ‘Better Europe’
16 2 June 02 Spain exerts pressure for finalisation of the agreement between NATO and the EU
15 3 June 02 President Buhler criticises ministers for sidelining Assembly
14 3 June 02 The Assembly’s contribution to the European Convention
13 31 May 02 Spanish Minister for Defence and Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs to speak at the Assembly Session on Monday, 3 June 2002  
12 19-04-02 The President of the WEU Assembly’s official visit to Rome
11 27-3-02 NATO enlargement: Big bang likely but Alliance needs to prepare for it
10 27-3-02 “American military action against Iraq not imminent, but US will not wait for Europeans”
9 18-3-02 Challenges for Euro-American security relations
8 11-3-2002 Military Airbus will not fly before 2008
7 05-03-2002 Colloquy on equipping Europe for crisis management operations:  
“Until now ESDP has only been about possibilities rather than what is really needed 
6 26-02-2002 Assembly meets NAC and visits SHAPE
5 07-2-2002 Scrutinising the EU’s European Security and Defence Policy –  
the Assembly announces its programme of work 
4 05-2-2002 Assembly meets WEU Permanent Council and EU’s Political and Security Committee
3 01-2-2002 President Bühler discusses ESDP 
with head of EU Foreign Ministers, Josep Piqué 
2 24-1-2002 “European defence R&D insufficient”
1 15-1-2002 Klaus Bühler congratulates Pat Cox on his election as President of the European Parliament
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