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2003 Annual Conference - CFSP speech on the state of the Union and the Union's foreign policy after Iraq

30 June 2003

The Institute’s second Annual Conference, held in Paris on 30 June, was the occasion for Javier Solana, High Representative for CFSP and Secretary-General of the EU Council, to deliver his annual speech on CFSP and the state of the Union. A round-table discussion in the afternoon, chaired by Quentin Peel (Financial Times), featured contributions by several European personalities on the future of CFSP after Iraq, enlargement and the Convention. The hundred-plus participants at this annual event included directors of security institutes in the wider Europe and representatives of the Council, the Commission and member states. The press was also well represented.