Friday, May 02, 2008

minutes of evidence

House of Commons
Foreign Affairs - Minutes of Evidence

Minutes of Evidence which were ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 16 January 2008.

Oral evidence

Taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee

on Tuesday 8 January 2008

Members present:

Mr. Ken Purchase (in the Chair)
Rt hon. Mr. David Heathcoat-Amory Sandra Osborne
Mr. John Horam

[Asterisks denote that part of the oral evidence which has not been reported to the House at the request of the witness and with the agreement of the Committee.]


Witness: Dr. Javier Solana, European Union High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, gave evidence.

Question Numbers



Letter to the Chairman of the Committee from the Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
(FM Milliband requesting PSC - Permanent Structured Coperation)


See also the overall discussion: Among many other interesting questions, they also asked and discussed the question of the High Rep's voice at the UN and the issue about the first name of the High Representative:
(I had discussed this in December here:

UK already voted for the treaty, the only referendum were they will ask the people is
the Referendum on the EU treaty in Ireland, to be held 2008 June 12.
(month: 6, day: 6 plus 6)
or 6 months and 6 plus 6 plus 6 days until day of entry into force 1.1.2009.
June 12 is also the sixth day of of the Roman Empire Vestalia in honor of Vesta.
Vesta was the virgin goddess of the hearth, home, and family in Roman mythology.
Vesta's presence was symbolized by the sacred fire that burned at her hearth and temples.
read more about the European sacred fire here:

stay tuned!


Leana said...


Sounds to me like he thinks he already has the job. Thanks for the great link, I found it fascinating.


björn (farmer) said...

thanks Leana!! happy you read them!