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Wednesday, 14 November 2007 - Strasbourg OJ edition

Question Time (Council)

  Gay Mitchell (PPE-DE). – Given what the Treaties of the Union say and the content of the Reform Treaty on the issue of security and defence, and given what the President of the French Republic said here yesterday and the fact that France will be taking on the Presidency next year, could the Council tell the House if it envisages that there will be a common defence policy within the European Union in the lifetime of this Parliament, or in the next Parliament, and when it thinks that might come about?

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