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On 20 March 2001, the Government presented to Parliament a Command (White) Paper containing the Treaty of Nice (PDF file, 218K).
There is also an Explanatory Memorandum to accompany the Command Paper.
The White Paper 'Developments in the European Union' is presented to Parliament every six months by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. It provides an overview of progress in key areas of European Union business taken forward during Members States' six-month tenure of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the European Council.
- Developments in the European Union: July-December 2000
(Presented to Parliament July 2001, 43 pages, PDF file, 1.4M)
- Developments in the European Union: January-June 2000
(Presented to Parliament November 2000, 89 pages, PDF file, 319K)
- Developments in the European Union: July-December 1999
(Presented to Parliament June 2000, 89 pages, PDF file, 630K)
- Developments in the European Union: January-June 1999
(Presented to Parliament November 1999, 104 pages, PDF file, 298K)
- Developments in the European Union: July-December 1998
(presented to Parliament May 1999, 101 pages, PDF file, 250K)
- Developments in the European Union: January-June 1998
(Presented to Parliament December 1998, 120 pages, PDF file, 286K)
- Developments in the European Union: July-December 1997
(Presented to Parliament June 1998, 108 pages, PDF file, 557K)
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