Press release

AFR Danish Prime Minister to meet EU Commission President Romano Prodi and European Parliament President Pat Cox at Marienborg on 28 November 2002


On the evening of 28 November at Marienborg, Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen will meet for talks with European Parliament President Pat Cox and EU Commission President Romano Prodi.

This will be a meeting between the Presidents of the EU’s three key institutions: the European Parliament, the Commission and the Coun-cil. The Prime Minister, in his capacity as President of the European Council, will host the meeting.

On this occasion, the Prime Minister states: ”The main topic of discussion will be the preparations for the forthcoming European Council meeting in Copenhagen on 12 and 13 December. I find it useful to have the opportunity to discuss the agenda for the Summit in Copenhagen with Mr Cox and Mr Prodi before I embark on my roundtrip of the EU capitals next week.

At the meeting, we will also take stock of the work of the Convention on the future of the EU.

Lastly, these meetings serve to strengthen and enhance the positive cooperation between the three EU institutions.”

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The meeting will take the form of a working dinner between 9:00 PM and 10:30 PM at Marienborg, Nybrovej 410, Lyngby.

There will be a doorstep event and photo opportunity at 9:00 PM in connection with the Prime Minister’s reception of European Parliament President Pat Cox and EU Commission President Romano Prodi and also at the beginning of the working dinner.

As Mr Pat Cox will also be celebrating his 50th birthday the same day, the Prime Minister will use the opportunity to offer his congratulations and present him with a traditional Danish birthday cake.

Contact information:

Jesper Fersløv Andersen, phone: +45 33 92 22 35 / 40 80 36 88. Michael Helbo, phone: +45 33 92 22 22 / 40 80 36 85.