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January 19, 1995 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a demonstration of its newly acquired power, the European Parliament on Wednesday formally confirmed Jacques Santer as the new president of the European Union's powerful Executive Commission. Santer, former prime minister of Luxembourg, is scheduled to begin work with the commission Monday. Wednesday's vote, 416-103 with 59 abstentions, also confirmed Santer's team of 19 commissioners, who collectively function in roughly the manner of a Cabinet.
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January 19, 1995 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a demonstration of its newly acquired power, the European Parliament on Wednesday formally confirmed Jacques Santer as the new president of the European Union's powerful Executive Commission. Santer, former prime minister of Luxembourg, is scheduled to begin work with the commission Monday. Wednesday's vote, 416-103 with 59 abstentions, also confirmed Santer's team of 19 commissioners, who collectively function in roughly the manner of a Cabinet.
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July 16, 1994 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaders of the 12-member European Union ended an embarrassing impasse Friday by selecting an uninspiring minor political figure as the next president of the union's powerful executive commission. Their choice of Luxembourg Prime Minister Jacques Santer, 57, who has made almost no impact during his decade as leader of the EU's smallest member country, was greeted with a mixture of dismay and disbelief by advocates of stronger European integration.
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July 16, 1994 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaders of the 12-member European Union ended an embarrassing impasse Friday by selecting an uninspiring minor political figure as the next president of the union's powerful executive commission. Their choice of Luxembourg Prime Minister Jacques Santer, 57, who has made almost no impact during his decade as leader of the EU's smallest member country, was greeted with a mixture of dismay and disbelief by advocates of stronger European integration.
NEWS
January 13, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Pressure mounted on two European commissioners--former French Prime Minister Edith Cresson and Spaniard Manuel Marin--to resign as European Parliament deputies discussed fraud allegations that could also sweep away European Commission President Jacques Santer and the rest of the European Union executives on the 20-seat commission. The commission faces dissolution Thursday if the 626-member parliament in Strasbourg, France, musters a two-thirds majority in favor of a censure motion.
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October 10, 1998 | From Reuters
Prime Minister Yevgeny M. Primakov marked his first month in office Friday still struggling to compile an anti-crisis economic plan for Russia and reduced to asking the European Union for help. Primakov met visiting European Commission President Jacques Santer to brief him on woes that include unpaid wages, falling output and debts to foreign banks. "There has been a request for humanitarian aid but there are no details yet," commission spokeswoman Martine Reicherts said.
BUSINESS
May 29, 1997 | (Reuters)
The U.S. and the European Union said they have cleared the way for a deal under which approval of safety standards by one country would be accepted by others in five product categories. "We feel that we have a breakthrough, and we hope that it will lead to an agreement in the next few days," President Clinton said after talks at The Hague with Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok and European Commission President Jacques Santer.
BUSINESS
November 17, 1988 | From Reuters
The Luxembourg government said it plans to impose harsh penalties for money laundering, a move that follows the indictment by the United States of a bank based here on charges of cleansing drug money. A spokesman for Prime Minister Jacques Santer's office said the new law, which the government hopes to rush through parliament, aims to protect Luxembourg's image as a financial center in the face of a worldwide flood of drug money. "We have to prevent that money being placed here," he said.
NEWS
November 21, 1990
Here are the heads of state or government attending the 34-nation Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Austria: Chancellor Franz Vranitzky Belgium: Prime Minister Wilfried Martens Britain: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Bulgaria: President Zhelyu Zhelev and Prime Minister Andrei Lukanov Canada: Prime Minister Brian Mulroney Cyprus: President George Vassiliou Czechoslovakia: President Vaclav Havel and Prime Minister Marian Calfa Denmark: Prime Minister Poul Schlueter
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March 16, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
The chief executive of the European Union and 19 other senior officials abruptly resigned early today after an investigative panel alleged cronyism and financial irregularities in their ranks. The resignations marked the first time in the group's 42-year history that the European Commission, which runs the day-to-day affairs of the powerful trading bloc, has stepped down under fire.
NEWS
June 28, 1986 | From Reuters
Austrian President-elect Kurt Waldheim faced further political embarrassment Friday over a doctoral thesis that called for Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to be incorporated into Adolf Hitler's empire. Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jacques Poos told journalists the thesis was written by Waldheim in Vienna in 1943 when he was 25. Poos said the thesis, calling for the four countries to be incorporated into the "Greater German Reich," had to be taken seriously.
BUSINESS
March 20, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. dollar fell to a new post-World War II low of 88.68 yen in the Asian foreign currency market early today, battering the Japanese stock market's Nikkei 225 index under 16,000 points for the first time since 1993. Strong buying from the Bank of Japan propped the dollar back up but traders doubted there would be a sustained effect, and with two hours left in the trading session, the Nikkei drifted back up to 16,133 but was still down 118 for the day.
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