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Written Statement

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Italian EU Presidency Priorities

The Minister for Europe (Mr David Lidington): I am keen to keep Members fully informed of developments

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in the European Union, their implications for the United Kingdom and our priorities. I would, therefore, like to draw Members’ attention to a paper on the priorities of the Italian presidency of the Council of the European Union, which has been placed in the Library of the House. I have also deposited a copy of the calendar of ministerial meetings for the duration of their presidency.