The Davignon report, published October 27, 1970, was a report on the future foreign policy of EEC member nations by a council chaired by Étienne Davignon, of the Belgian Foreign Office. The commitee was appointed by the Council of the European Communities to make proposals on political cooperation between the member states. It recommended that member states should try, where possible, to speak with a single voice on international problems, a proposal that was approved by all six member governments. It resulted first in European Political Cooperation, and later in the European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy in 1992. October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The European Community (EC), most important of three European Communities, was originally founded on March 25, 1957 by the signing of the Treaty of Rome under the name of European Economic Community. ... The Council of the European Union forms, along with the European Parliament, the legislative arm of the European Union (EU). ... The European political cooperation (EPC) was introduced informally in 1970 in response to the Davignon report and was formalised by the Single European Act with effect from 1987. ... The Common Foreign and Security Policy or CFSP was established as the second of the three pillars of the European Union in the Maastricht treaty of 1992, and further defined and broadened in the Amsterdam Treaty of 1997. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...
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History of the European Union, 1970 at Europa, the portal of the European Union
Davignon joined the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was head of the cabinets of Ministers Spaak and Harmel.
He was also a key figure behind the report on the future of the Atlantic Alliance (Harmel report) and he presided over the committee which prepared the first proposals regarding political cooperation between EEC members (DavignonReport, 1974-1975).
Davignon is a member of the Board of the Générale de Banque, Compagnie de Suez, BASF, ICL, Solvay, Kissinger Associates, and several SGB group companies.
Aufzeichnung einer Unterredung zwischen Etienne Davignon und Berndt von Staden (15.
The DavignonReport, also called the Luxembourg Report, provided for consultation among the Six on foreign policy matters and the implementation of joint decisions but made no reference to consultation on matters of external security and defence.
Nevertheless, the DavignonReport initiated discussions, beyond any legal constraints, between the Six, later the Nine, on international issues and gave an initial Community dimension to the foreign policy of the Member States.
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