On 30 June 1965, France, represented by its Agriculture Minister, Edgar Pisani, and by its Economy and Finance Minister, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, states its disagreement with the delegations of the five other Member States on the means of financing the common agricultural policy (CAP).
On 18 February 1974, the Economic Affairs and Finance Ministers of the Nine meet in Brussels as the Council of the European Communities. During the meeting, they decide to establish an Economic Policy Committee in order to improve the coordination of the economic policies of the Member States of the Communities. In this photo, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing (left) can be seen talking with Helmut Schmidt (centre) and Wilhelm Haferkamp (right).
Meeting of the Council of the European Union in its General Affairs and External Relations configuration held on 23 February 2004 in Brussels. From left to right: Sandra Kalniete, Latvian Foreign Minister; Teresa Gouveia, Portugese Foreign Minister; Ana de Palacio, Spanish Foreign Minister; and Kristiina Ojuland, Estonian Foreign Minister.