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Josephine Vanden Broucke

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Outcome of the European Council of 28 June 2016 and the informal meeting of 27 Heads of State or Government on 29 June 2016

Written by Joséphine Vanden Broucke, Ralf Drachenberg, Susanna Tenhunen and Suzana Anghel, The 28 June 2016 European Council was described by its President, Donald Tusk, as ‘very much a British European Council’. The result of the UK referendum held on 23 June 2016 – in which 51.9% of the 71.8% of the electorate who voted opted … Continue reading

Extraordinary European Council meeting on Greece, 12 July 2015

Written by Stanislas de Finance, Josephine Vanden Broucke, Ralf Drachenberg Updated on 16 July: Originally planned for 12 July an extraordinary European Council meeting on the financial situation in Greece has been cancelled and The Euro Summit on Greece took place. On 12 July, Heads of State or Government will hold an extraordinary European Council … Continue reading

The First Five Years of Permanent Presidency of the European Council: The Van Rompuy Experience, by himself

Written by Joséphine Vanden Broucke Any historian or journalist worthy of the name, when confronted with the choice between a primary or a secondary source, will go for the primary source: A source of information created during the period under study, or a person with direct knowledge of a situation, is always preferable to a … Continue reading

The Van Rompuy Experience

Written by Joséphine Vanden Broucke On Tuesday, 5 May at 18:00, the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) is organising an event on ‘The first five years of permanent presidency of the European Council: The Van Rompuy Experience’, with former European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy, as keynote speaker. The event will be held in the … Continue reading

Outlook for the European Council of 19-20 March 2015: Pre-European Council Briefing

Written by Joséphine Vanden Broucke, Susanna Tenhunen, Stanislas de Finance, Ralf Drachenberg, Izabela Cristina Bacian and Christos Avdellas Just over a month after the last informal European Council, the Heads of State or Government are meeting again for a formal meeting, this time to discuss the European Energy Union, the European Semester for 2015, relations with Russia … Continue reading

European Council Conclusions: Rolling Check-List of Commitments to Date

Written by Joséphine Vanden Broucke, Susanna Tenhunen, Stanislas de Finance, Ralf Drachenberg and Izabela Cristina Bacian European leaders meet at least four times a year and their decisions are important for all of Europe’s citizens. The relatively recent EPRS publication ‘European Council Conclusions: Rolling Check-List of Commitments to Date’ (we started in July 2014 and are now … Continue reading

Outlook for the informal European Council meeting of 12 February 2015: Pre-European Council Briefing

Written by Joséphine Vanden Broucke, Susanna Tenhunen, Stanislas de Finance, Ralf Drachenberg and Donata Szabo Measures on the fight against terrorism and radicalisation are likely to be the priority item for discussion – in the presence of the EP President, Martin Schulz – at the informal European Council, meeting of Heads of State or Government, … Continue reading

The European Council and its President

Written by Joséphine Vanden Broucke, Stanislas De Finance (both European Council Oversight unit) and Eva-Maria Poptcheva (Members’ Research Service) The European Council has brought together EU Heads of State or Government in regular summit meetings since March 1975. An initiative of the then French President, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who sought to convert the periodic holding … Continue reading

Parliamentary oversight of the European Council

Written by Josephine Vanden Broucke and Stanislas de Finance When all 28 Heads of State or Government meet in the “European Council” to discuss the direction the European Union should follow and what strategy to use, it’s bound to be important. Following up on what the European Council decides in its “Conclusions” is essential for democratic … Continue reading

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