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Council of the European Union

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Priority dossiers under the German EU Council Presidency

This note looks at the legislative and political projects, which could feature predominantly during the German Presidency. Continue reading

The European Council, health policy and pandemics

The European  Council (of EU Heads  of State or Government)  has been active  in its response  to the coronaviru s crisis. So far it has held three video-conference  calls of national  leaders on the subject, with a view to seeking to develop a coordinated  response  both among the Member States and collectively at EU level. Continue reading

Outcome of the video-conference call of EU Heads of State or Government on 17 March 2020

‘The EU is facing a serious and exceptional crisis, in terms of magnitude and nature’. This was the main message from the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, after EU leaders held a three-hour-long video-conference to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak. Continue reading

The European Council and the 2021-27 Multiannual Financial Framework

EU Heads of State or Government will meet on 20 February 2020 for a special European Council meeting to discuss the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). Both the Sibiu Declaration of EU Heads of State or Government and the 2019-24 Strategic Agenda state that ‘the EU must give itself the means to match its ambitions, attain its objectives and carry through its policies’. Continue reading

Priority dossiers under the Croatian EU Council Presidency

For the first time since joining the European Union in 2013, Croatia will hold the rotating Council Presidency from 1 January to 30 June 2020. Continue reading

Council of the European Union: Facts and Figures

The Council of the European Union – often referred to as the Council of Ministers, or simply the Council – forms one part of the legislature and the budgetary authority of the Union. Continue reading

Outlook for the meetings of EU leaders, 21-22 March 2019

On 21 and 22 March 2019, the European Council was due to focus primarily on economic, single market and climate change issues, as well as on external relations and disinformation. Continue reading

Priority dossiers under the Romanian EU Council Presidency

Romania will hold the EU Council Presidency from January to July 2019. Its Presidency comes at the end of the European Parliament’s current legislative term, with European elections taking place on 23-26 May 2019. Continue reading

Priority Dossiers under the Austrian EU Council Presidency

Austria will hold the EU Council Presidency from July to December 2018. Its presidency comes at the end of the Trio Presidency composed of Estonia, Bulgaria and Austria. The last time Austria held the Council Presidency was in 2006. Continue reading

Priority dossiers under the Bulgarian EU Council Presidency

Bulgaria will hold the EU Council Presidency from January to June 2018. Its Presidency is part of the Trio Presidency composed of Estonia, Bulgaria and Austria. This will be the first time Bulgaria has held the rotating presidency since it joined the EU in 2007. Continue reading

Priority dossiers under the Estonian EU Council Presidency

Written by Lucienne Attard (The Directorate-General for the Presidency), Estonia will hold the EU Council Presidency from July to December 2017. Its presidency will herald a new Trio Presidency, composed of Estonia, Bulgaria and Austria. This will be the first time Estonia holds the rotating presidency. Estonia is currently led by a government coalition consisting … Continue reading

Slovakia to take over Council of the EU Presidency – 1 July 2016

Written by Dora Boytha (Office of the Deputy Secretary-General), On 1 July 2016, Slovakia will take over the six-month rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU from The Netherlands, as part of the Dutch-Slovak-Maltese ‘Trio Presidency’. The Slovak “coalition of historic compromise” was only sworn in on 23 March 2016 and Prime Minister Robert … Continue reading

Changed rules for qualified majority voting in the Council of the EU

Written by Eva-Maria Poptcheva and Conall Devaney From 1 November 2014, decisions in the Council of the EU (Council of Ministers) requiring a ‘qualified majority’ are adopted by means of the new ‘double majority’. The change lowers the threshold required for adoption by Council, and is intended to increase the speed and efficiency of Council … Continue reading

In Focus: EU institutions

Written by Nicole Zandi Since the European Parliament elections in May and the new Commission taking office in November; an atmosphere of change in the EU institutions has highlighted 2014 as an important year. So far we have seen widespread aspirations to create a more balanced, fairer and transparent EU, which is perhaps a good … Continue reading

Discharge to the Council and European Council

6 language versions available in PDF format Entlastung für den Rat der Europäischen Union und den Europäischen Rat  Aprobación de la gestión del Consejo y del Consejo Europeo  La décharge au Conseil et au Conseil européen Discarico al Consiglio e al Consiglio europeo Absolutorium dla Rady i Rady Europejskiej Discharge to the Council and European … Continue reading

Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU

From 1 July 2013 Lithuania is taking over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Ireland and will hold it until January 2014, when the Presidency will be passed to Greece. The Declaration of Cooperation among the Houses of the Parliaments of Ireland, Lithuania and Greece in support of the preparation and fulfilment of the … Continue reading

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