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The European Council is an institution of the European Union. It comprises the heads of state or government of the EU member states, along with the President of the European Commission and the President of the European Council, currently Herman Van Rompuy. The High Representative for Foreign Affairs, currently Catherine Ashton, takes part in its meetings.


While the European Council has no formal legislative power, it is charged under the Treaty of Lisbon with defining "the general political directions and priorities" of the Union. It is thus the Union's strategic (and crisis solving) body, acting as the collective presidency of the EU.


The meetings of the European Council, commonly referred to as EU summits, are chaired by its president and take place at least twice every six months; usually in the Justus Lipsius building, the headquarters of the Council of the European Union in Brussels.


The European Council was established as an informal body in 1975; it became an official EU institution in 2009 when the Treaty of Lisbon entered into force.

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European Council President Donald Tusk (L) and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) leave after addressing a press briefing ...
At the European Council of 19-20 October, EU leaders discussed a number of important issues. Migration was high on the agenda. EU leaders ...
Reports that Brexit talks between Britain and the EU are deadlocked have been "exaggerated", the president of the European Council has said.
Today we discussed the Leaders' Agenda for our work in the next two years, and I am happy to have received univocal support of all the EU ...
RAPS is stepping up its presence in Europe and supporting its European expansion with the launch of its first ever RAPS European Council ...
Fearful of putting 30 world leaders in a building contaminated by noxious fumes, the European Council shifted Thursday and Friday's summit ...
The European Council said in a statement that a "technical issue" with the ventilation "producing noxious fumes in the kitchens, has led to a ...
Turkey will be on the menu as European leaders meet for dinner in Brussels on 19 October, but it won't be a happy meal. Relations between ...
1. The JCPOA, the culmination of 12 years of diplomacy facilitated by the EU, unanimously endorsed by UN Security Council Resolution 2231, ...
On 16 October, the Foreign Affairs Council discussed the situation in the Korean peninsula and in particular the continuing development of the ...
European Council President Donald Tusk, the former prime minister of Poland, told leaders at the Rome summit that he had lived half his life behind the Iron Curtain when Europe was divided into the Cold War alliances of East and West.
Georgia's Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili (L) and European Commission foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini address a press conference at the end of an EU-Georgia association council at the European Council in Brussels on December 2, 2016.
Theresa may called the German Chancellor, the President of the European Council, and the President of the European Commission to update them, ahead of her letter triggering Article 50 and kicking off Brexit negotiations, being delivered tomorrow.
Asked about this, she said: "Some people think it should be one page long. Some people think it should be 20 pages long." The European Council, led by Mr Tusk, will meet on April 29 and agree guidelines which will then be sent to the EU Commission, ...
The meetings of the Ukrainian president with the leadership of the European Union institutions, in particular, with European Council President Donald Tusk and President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani, and the leaders of a number of EU member ...
Borissov will probably have to make some symbolic shifts on foreign policy, but he is likely to do his best to be constructive within the EU.
A Member State which decides to withdraw shall notify the European Council of its intention. In the light of the guidelines provided by the European Council, the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that State, setting out the ...
The emerging picture is of an administration single-mindedly focused on inflicting military defeats, at the expense of the more complicated political dimensions needed to underpin sustainable solutions.
Sir Tim Barrow, the UK's permanent representative in Brussels , is to personally hand over a letter from the British government to the European Council president, Donald Tusk, to provide notification of Britain's intention to leave the European Union.
European Council President Donald Tusk signs a declaration during an EU summit meeting at the Orazi and Curiazi Hall in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome on Saturday, March 25, 2017.
The deployment of Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad has raised fears in Europe that the territory is becoming Russia's key battle-station.
president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and President of the European Council Donald Tusk plan to hold a meeting in Malta next week.
We, the Leaders of 27 Member States and of EU institutions, take pride in the achievements of the European Union: the construction of European unity is a bold, far-sighted endeavour.
Not so long ago, I asked a Tirana colleague why the Balkans were no longer in the news. He said, "We are not doing anything well enough to attract attention.
The Law and Justice (PiS) government's case of criminal neglect against European Council president Donald Tusk, a former liberal prime minister of Poland and arch-enemy of PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, marks a new low in Warsaw's relations with ...
Amman, March 19 (Petra) - His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Sunday, sent a cable to Donald Tusk, on his re-election as the President of the European Council. In his cable, King Abdullah said Jordan is looking forward to building on the distinguished ...
"At the (European Council) meeting in Valletta in Malta, which holds the presidency at the moment, there was a genuinely renewed focus from leaders to say 'well we better deal with this politically and begin to listen to people and begin to act in the ...
On March 14, the European Union completed one of the final steps in imposing stringent new gun controls across the political bloc, when the European ...
Losing the cover of the two state solution could pose serious problems for Benyamin Netanyahu. The election of Donald Trump was eagerly greeted by Israel's Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu.
The alternative is the resumption of fighting at the levels of summer 2014, which led to the establishment of ISIS in the country.
The British government will formally notify the European Council of its decision to leave the European Union by invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
merkel-Erdogan President Donald Tusk of the European Council has made his first remarks regarding the accusations made by senior Turkish officials against Germany and the Netherlands over the banning of political rallies in the two European countries ...
Europe will not be "intimidated" by British threats to walk away from trade talks if it cannot get a good deal, European Council president Donald Tusk has said. In a statement to the European Parliament, Mr Tusk dismissed suggestions that a failure to ...
Donald Tusk has called Turkey's comparisons between the Dutch government and Nazis "completely detached from reality" as a diplomatic row continues to escalate on the day of Netherlands' election.
The discussions at last week's European Council were summarized by the reelected President Donald Trump. His statement was supported by all Member States besides Poland that had opposed his reelection.
Brussels, March 13, 2017 - Main results of the European Council, 09-10/03/2017: The EU leaders looked at a number of the most pressing issues, including economy, security, migration and the situation in Western Balkans.
Polish prosecutors want Tusk to give evidence in a case relating to events when he was the country's prime minister.
The call for Tusk to testify comes following a bitter humiliation last week for the Law and Justice (PiS) government in Warsaw, which withdrew its support for an extension of Tusk's term as head of the European Council. The other 27 member states voted ...
Meeting at the European Council, leaders noted that for the first time in almost a decade, all 28 economies are expected to grow over the next 2 years.
Brussels - Donald Tusk was appointed on Thursday to a second term as president of the European Council, one of the European Union's governing bodies, despite objections from the government of his own country, Poland, that had created an ...
While Geert Wilders enjoys presenting himself as the next prime minister, in reality he is playing a longer game. International media outlets tend to see Geert Wilders as the next Donald Trump, continuing the domino run of populist victories in recent ...
Xi Jinping took a bold stance at this year's Davos summit, claiming that China could be the leader and protector of global free trade.
European Union leaders overwhelmingly came out in support of Donald Tusk to retain one of the bloc's top jobs Thursday, saying it was unlikely that strong opposition from his native Poland could block his appointment.
Good evening. The first thing I want to say is that I am really grateful for the trust the European Council have placed in me.
It was supported by 27 Members of the European Council, but it did not gather consensus, for reasons unrelated to its substance.
Prague, March 8 (CTK) - The Czech Republic will support European Council President Donald Tusk's keeping the post for another 2.5-year election term, the government is basically satisfied with his work, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats ...
Taoiseach Enda Kenny will attend a meeting of the European Council in Brussels today with the economy, security and migration all on the agenda.
It is part of the follow-up to the EU global strategy on foreign and security policy, which was presented by the High Representative to the European Council on 28 June. The Council adopted conclusions on the global strategy on 17 October 2016.
There was mounting speculation last night that Taoiseach Enda Kenny could be dramatically appointed as the president of the European Council after he steps down as leader of Fine Gael. Senior EU sources told the Sunday Independent that the current ...
On March 25, leaders of the European Union's member states will convene in Rome to celebrate the treaties signed in that city 60 years ago which allowed Europe to progress on its path towards union, peace and success.


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