Report Of Portugal's Participation In The Process Of Building The European Union-22 Year-2007

Original Language Title: Relatório de participação de Portugal no processo de construção da União Europeia - 22.º ano - 2007

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ASSEMBLY of the REPUBLIC 1 EUROPEAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE motion for a resolution paragraph 331/X Report of Portugal's participation in the process of European construction 22 Year-2007 Enjoying the participation of Portugal in the construction process of the European Union during the year of 2007, the Assembly of the Republic resolves: 1 – Analyze the report provided for in paragraph 3 of article 5 of law No 43/2006 , 25 August, as part of the process of consultation and exchange of information between the Government and the Assembly of the Republic;

2-Reaffirm the understanding that the above-mentioned Government report should emphasize the policy component of the participation of Portugal in the EU;

3-point out that the participation of Portugal in the European Union in the second half of 2007, was marked by the Portuguese Presidency of the EU Council, whose priorities were developed under the motto "A stronger Union for a better world";

4 – Highlight the success achieved by the Portuguese Presidency, in particular with regard to the agreement that, following the completion of an Intergovernmental Conference (IGC), resulted in the signing of the Treaty of Lisbon, already ratified by Portugal;

5-point out the realization of the first EU-Brazil Summit and the second EU-Africa Summit, in addition to the EU-Ukraine Summit, EU-Russia, EU-China, EU-India and EU-ASEAN;

6 – enhance the preparation of the new cycle of the Lisbon strategy (2008-2010) with the aim of preserving the stability required to consolidate the results;

ASSEMBLY of the REPUBLIC 2 7-welcome the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union, on 1 January 2007;

8-welcome the accession of Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Czech Republic and Poland to the Schengen area on 21 December 2007;

9-point out the continuation of the negotiations relating to the preparation of the accession of Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey;

10-point out that the assessment of this report relates to the effort, the contribution and the broad consensus between the political forces represented in Parliament as to the integration of Portugal in the European Union, without prejudice to the differences regarding the priorities and guidelines followed in this process.

Assembly of the Republic, May 20 2008