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Stanislas de Finance

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Outlook for the European Council of 17-18 March 2016

Written by Ralf Drachenberg and Stanislas de Finance The European Council of 17-18 March 2016 will discuss further steps to address the migration crisis, focusing on the follow-up to the 7 March meeting of the EU Heads of State or Government with Turkey and on reforming the EU’s existing framework for a common asylum policy. … Continue reading

European Council and crisis management

Written by Suzana Elena Anghel, Ralf Drachenberg and Stanislas de Finance Over the last number of years Europe has been facing an increasing number of crises of a very different nature, ranging from the sovereign debt crisis to foreign policy crises – (Ukraine and Libya for example) – and the on-going migration crisis. The European … Continue reading

Outcome of the European Council of 15 October 2015

Written by Ralf Drachenberg, Stanislas de Finance The one-day European Council meeting held on 15 October 2015 again focused on the issue of migration, as indicated in the EPRS Pre-European Council Briefing. While assessing the state of implementation of the migration ‘orientations’ agreed upon by the informal European Council on 23 September 2015, EU Heads … Continue reading

Outlook for the 15-16 October 2015 European Council

Written by Ralf Drachenberg and Stanislas de Finance The 15/16 October 2015 European Council is expected to focus on migration, following up on progress made since the 25/26 June 2015 European Council and on the results of the Eastern Mediterranean – Western Balkans route conference. It will also examine the European Commission’s Draft Action Plan … 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

Outcome of the 25-26 June European Council

Written by Suzana Elena Anghel, Stanislas de Finance, Ralf Drachenberg This 25-26 June 2015 summit witnessed an intense debate. While the agenda originally covered Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), the digital single market and the European Semester, in addition to a presentation from David Cameron, United Kingdom Prime Minister to outline his vision on renegotiating his … 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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