Committee of Ministers Chairmanship – Luxembourg: May - November 2002 

Lydie Polfer : A third Summit will be able to define the Council of Europe’s priority tasks

[7 NOV 2002] On opening the session of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Ministers this morning, the Luxembourg Chairman-in-Office Lydie Polfer emphasised the vital contribution that the Council of Europe is making to the building of a united Europe. She said that, at the beginning of a 21st century on which a thorough redefinition of the multilateral European architecture had made its mark, a third Summit would provide an opportunity to define the priority tasks for the Council of Europe which resulted from this new situation. With reference to Yugoslavia’s application for membership, Mrs Polfer also said that the request should be studied, inter alia, from the angle of the nature of its co-operative relations with the Hague Tribunal.

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