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Council Of Foreign Ministers

Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on the outcome of the Foreign Affairs Council held in Brussels on 30 June.

In the absence of my right hon. Friend I represented Her Majesty's Government at the Council.The Council approved as an "A" point a letter to the President of the Parliament indicating Council acceptance of the amendments to the 1980 budget proposed by the Parliament on 27 June and rejecting its modification to the milk refunds chapter where the Parliament was proposing to move 100mEua from the chapter itself to the provisional appropriations chapter. The Council also agreed to raise the maximum rate to the extent required to accommodate the amendments.A meeting of the EC/Turkey Association Council was held following the Foreign Affairs Council. Agreement was reached on relaunching the EC/Turkey Association Agreement. The points on which agreement was reached were: agricultural concessions to Turkey, the treatment to be accorded to Turkish migrant workers, a 75mEua programme of special aid for Turkey and a Fourth Financial Protocol under which the Community will provide loans and grants to Turkey worth 600mEua over a five-year period beginning in October 1981.