Saturday, February 19, 2005
General Report 1998 [en]: (Chapter V: Section 1: Common foreign and security policy): "666. In December the Vienna European Council expressed the opinion that the Secretary-General of the Council and High Representative for the CFSP should be appointed as soon as possible and be a personality with a strong political profile. It invited the Council to prepare common strategies on Russia, Ukraine, the Mediterranean region and the western Balkans, on the understanding that the first would be on Russia. Welcoming the new impetus given to the debate on a common European policy on security and defence, the European Council also noted that the CFSP should be backed by credible operational capabilities (1). "
Posted by Tim Jordan at 2/19/2005 12:49:00 AM