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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Monday, July 25, 1994 Volume 30--Number 29 Pages 1485-1540 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks American Legion Girls Nation--1532 Apollo 11 Moon landing, 25th anniversary--1530 Democratic campaign reception in Portland, ME--1507 Dinner honoring Senator Robert Byrd--1494 Fundraiser for Texas Senatorial candidate Richard Fisher--1525 Legislative agenda--1528 National Council of La Raza in Miami, FL--1498 National Governors' Association in Boston, MA--1511 Radio address--1492 Rwandan refugees--1535 Summit of the Americas Executive Committee in Miami, FL--1496 Appointments and Nominations U.S. District Court, judges--1492 Communications to Congress Fisheries agreement and annex with Lithuania, message transmitting-- 1507 Libya, message--1504 National Security Strategy Report, message transmitting--1535 Trade with Bulgaria, message--1535 Communications to Federal Agencies Assistance to the Caucasus, memorandum--1524 Assistance to refugees of Palestine, memorandum--1491 Assistance to refugees of Rwanda and Burundi, memorandum--1496 Employee absence due to Tropical Storm Alberto, memorandum--1492 Presidential Design Awards, memorandum--1490 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Boston, MA--1522 Briefing Room--1535 Cabinet Room--1528 Oval Office--1529 News conference, July 12 (No. 66) with European Union leaders in Berlin, Germany--1485 Meetings With Foreign Leaders European Union leaders--1485 Panama, President-elect Balladares--1529 Notices Continuation of the Iraqi emergency--1523 Proclamations Captive Nations Week--1491 National Apollo Anniversary Observance--1523 (Continued on the inside back cover.) 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[[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Statements by the President See also Appointments and Nominations Attack on the Israeli-Argentine Mutual Association in Buenos Aires-- 1504 5th anniversary of the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi--1525 Flood assistance to Georgia, Alabama, and Florida--1507 National Security Strategy Report--1534 Statements by the President--Continued Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Supreme Court nominee Stephen Breyer--1525 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1540 Checklist of White House press releases--1539 Digest of other White House announcements--1538 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1538 [[Page 1485]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1485-1490] Monday, July 25, 1994 Volume 30--Number 29 Pages 1485-1540 Week Ending Friday, July 22, 1994 The President's News Conference With European Union Leaders in Berlin, Germany July 12, 1994 President Kohl. Mr. President of the United States, Mr. President of the European Commission, ladies and gentlemen. First, I would like to welcome you all very cordially in the Reichstag building in Berlin. I am very happy, indeed, that the joint transatlantic dialog was conducted here in Berlin with the delegations of the two gentlemen I just welcomed. This meeting, this dialog has taken place right after the G-7 meeting in Naples, the G-7 meetings which were attended by four member states of the European Union and the President of the European Commission. So, a number of issues we talked about today were, in fact, issues that had been touched upon in Naples already to raise the issue of Bosnia. In Naples we talked at length about the report of the contact group, and we did, at the time, publish a number of statements. The transatlantic partnership, that is the close cooperation between the European Union and the United States of America, takes on special importance at a time in which Europe is undergoing radical change. And I think it's symbolic, indeed, that they're meeting today at the Reichstag and that we talked about this topic today at the Reichstag, a site within Germany where you just have to look out the window in order to realize that a few yards away from where we are, the division of Germany and Europe was reflected in the Wall, which is now gone. On this side of the Wall we always felt, by contrast, a special closeness between and among the Western democracies, a closeness, an affinity without which the Wall would never have come down. At the end of the cold war, with the fall of the Wall, Central and Eastern Europeans now have a chance to determine their own fate freely and openly. And that is why we shall call out to them from Berlin, saying that the European-transatlantic community is not a closed group. It depends on its effort and its sharing its free democratic ideas with all who want it. And therefore, closer cooperation with the countries with Eastern and Central Europe is a natural outgrowth of our talks today. We resolved, therefore, to set up a working group which, by the time of the next transatlantic summit, which would be less than 10 months from now, this summit would be chaired by the French Presidency, which by that time would submit a draft containing coordinated procedures for the United States and the European Union in intensifying relations with the Central and Eastern European states. All of us--and we talked about that today--must jointly remember that we make a great deal to be done, and we must ask ourselves what can we do in order to secure the free and democratic ways of the United States and the European Union and to protect them from the increasing stress emanating from organized crime and the drug mafia. We talked about that, too, today. And we talked about setting up a working group that will deal with these issues. And at the end of our meeting this morning we asked our staff to go right ahead and not only review the situation but submit important programs as soon as possible. And in conclusion, I would like to say that we plan to further deepen and intensify the cooperation between the European Union member states and the United States of America. We want to do it in every possible way. Yesterday I talked about the German-American relations, and I said something which I could repeat with a somewhat different emphasis. For decades we talked about the transatlantic bridge ensuring our security. We [[Page 1486]] know today that we have to add a couple of components to that bridge. We have to add the components of economic cooperation, cooperation in the cultural area, and cooperation also in the area of bringing our young people closer together. And in that sense I think today's dialog has opened up a number of prospects for our future work, and we're going to act accordingly. President Delors. Ladies and gentlemen, as the Chancellor has just said to you, this meeting which is taking place in the context of the Transatlantic Declaration has made it possible for us, I hope, at least, to inject a more practical and operational substance into relations between the United States and the European Union and this, of course, without creating any new bureaucracy. Chancellor Kohl has indicated to you the two points on which there will be a joint followup: first, the development of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and, secondly, the fight against organized crime and drug trafficking. Moreover, we shall pursue our dialog on economic matters which we began with President Clinton in January on the occasion of our last meeting. We shall continue this, thanks to the successful holding by the American authorities at the Detroit conference. We shall seek to fight against unemployment, making possible for everyone to have a worthwhile job in society so that there should also be a greater prosperity in what is an increasingly interdependent world. We have to work together, and we shall do this in the followup to the Naples summit by organizing in Brussels a new conference on the Detroit model, devoted to the information society--what we, the United States and Europe, can expect of this in terms of the creation of jobs, in terms of the consequences on the organization of work and on the very organization of society. And of course, in order to prepare for this, we will have to look at what we have to do in terms of education and life-long training, in terms of the organization of our towns and cities in particular, as well. And finally, you know that Naples, at the request of President Clinton, the 7 decided to devote particular attention to Ukraine. An amount was even set at the request of President Clinton, an amount evaluated as being what should be given in the form of aid. And today, we decided to monitor the situation together as a result of the Presidential elections so that on the basis of a joint examination we should be able to help this country get out of its serious economic, political, institutional, and social difficulty. So you see that the Transatlantic Declaration has got to a new phase, a more operational phase, and one of more friendly and tighter relations. Thank you. President Clinton. Thank you very much, Chancellor Kohl and President Delors. Ladies and gentlemen, the United States strongly supports the European Union. Throughout my entire administration I have advocated the cause of the European Union. I believe our best partner, as we look toward the 21st century for prosperity and for peace, is a Europe united in democracy, in free markets, in common security. We have supported that, and we will continue to support it. We agreed here today to try to do something that is potentially of real significance in terms of this developing partnership between the United States and the EU and that is to set up a group of experts who can put some framework, some meat on the bones of our declarations on two areas. And you've heard them mentioned already, but I want to reemphasize them. The first is the need to strengthen our cooperation and coordination in our support for reform and democracy in Central and Eastern Europe. That is all the more important, I think, to all of us in view of the difficulties and challenges these nations are facing, and certainly it's been vividly impressed upon me on my recent trips to Latvia and to Poland. The second thing that we agreed to do is to coordinate better our efforts in dealing with security issues and especially with organized crime, drug-trafficking, money-laundering. These things now know no national borders. The FBI Director from the United States, Mr. Freeh, just recently made what was a highly acclaimed trip, first to Berlin and then going on to Moscow. President Yeltsin was very intent on following this up when we met with him in Naples. We think this is one area that we can work together [[Page 1487]]
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