§ Mr. Spring
To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the items discussed and the conclusions reached during his meeting with the President of the European Commission on 25 June. 
§ The Prime Minister
[holding answer 28 June 2001]: I had a productive working breakfast with the President of the European Commission on 25 June. We discussed a range of EU issues, including enlargement, the ongoing debate on the future of the Union and the EU economy. On the latter subject, we briefly discussed the progress of the euro, on which I emphasised that the Government's policy remained unchanged. I also reiterated the Government's strong commitment to an economic reform agenda capable of realising the objective set at the Lisbon Council last year for the EU to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world by 2010.